Javascript – Disable form auto submit on button click


I have a HTML form where I use several buttons. The problem is that no matter which button I click, the form will get submitted even if the button is not of type "submit". e.g. Buttons like :<button>Click to do something</button>, result in form submission.

It's quite painful to do an e.preventDefault() for each one of these buttons.

I use jQuery and jQuery UI and the website is in HTML5.

Is there a way to disable this automatic behavior?

Best Solution

Buttons like <button>Click to do something</button> are submit buttons.

Set type="button" to change that. type="submit" is the default (as specified by the HTML spec):

The missing value default and invalid value default are the Submit Button state.