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I've got a form, with 2 buttons

<a href="index.html"><button>Cancel changes</button></a>

<button type="submit">Submit</button>

I use jQuery UI's button on them too, simply like this

$('button').button();

However, the first button also submits the form. I would have thought that if it didn't have the type="submit", it wouldn't.

Obviously I could do this

$('button[type!=submit]').click(function(event) { event.stopPropagation(); });

But is there a way I can stop that back button from submitting the form without JavaScript intervention?

To be honest, I used a button only so I could style it with jQuery UI. I tried calling button() on the link and it didn't work as expected (looked quite ugly!).

Best Solution

The default value for the type attribute of button elements is "submit". Set it to type="button" to produce a button that doesn't submit the form.

<button type="button">Submit</button>

In the words of the HTML Standard: "Does nothing."