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- James Lattanzio
April 3, 2004, 2:54 pm
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not a good idea. its really annoying when you're typing away and
suddenly the focus changes to another area.
don't expect your visitors to wait for the page to finish downloading
then for the cursor to move to where you want it before they start
filling out a form or for them to fill out the from in a top down
b r u c i e
While I generally agree with that principle, focusing on a submit button
_might_ be an exception. Consider a set of small pages, containing some
material divided into nice pieces, each with a link to the next piece.
And someone might use <form action="foo43.html"><input type="submit"
value="Next"></form> instead of a link. It might be convenient to the
user to just hit Enter to see the next piece. Of course it would be
better to replace the button with the real thing, a link, but even for a
real link, focusing on it could be nice _in rare special cases_.
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