Disable form elements #
disabled attribute is used to disable form elements
<button disabled>Delete</button> <input type="text" name="address" disabled>
<fieldset> is disabled, the descendant form controls are all disabled.
<fieldset id="group" disabled> <input name="foo"> <input type="checkbox" name="bar"> <select name="values"> <option value="1">Value 1</option> <option value="2">Value 2</option> <option value="3">Value 3</option> </select> </fieldset>
Disable a link
To disable a link, unlike the previous technique, the use of the
disabled attribute is not allowed. It is still possible to disable a link by following 3 steps:
- remove the
hrefattribute so that it can no longer receive the focus
- add a
role="link"so that it is always considered a link by screen readers
- add an attribute
aria-disabled="true"so that it is indicated as being disabled
<a role="link" aria-disabled="true"> Disabled link </a>
Check out Scott O'Hara's excellent article on the subject: Disabling a link.