submit and reset buttons must be unique

Definition If there is more than one form on a page, each input element of type submit or reset must have a unique label, specified using its value attribute.
Purpose
  • Labels that are unique make it possible for people to understand the different purposes of form controls on the same page.
  • submit and reset form controls have default labels and if these are present on more than one form on a page, the user may not understand which form they are submitting.
Required Yes for HTML4 Legacy Techniques ruleset mapping
WCAG 2.0 Success Criteria

2.4.6 Headings and Labels (Level AA, Primary Success Criterion)

Rule Category Forms
Scope Element
Target Resources submit and reset buttons
Techniques
  • The preferred technique for changing the default label for submit and reset controls is the value attribute.
  • In special cases, the aria-labelledby attribute can be used on the form control element to reference the id(s) of the elements on the page that describe its purpose.
  • In special cases, the aria-label attribute can be used on the form control element to provide an explicit text description of its purpose.
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