Posted By: Anonymous
I’ve read that you can disable (make physically unclickable) an HTML button simply by appending
disable to its tag, but not as an attribute, as follows:
<input type="button" name=myButton value="disable" disabled>
Since this setting is not an attribute
It is an attribute.
Some attributes are defined as boolean, which means you can specify their value and leave everything else out. i.e. Instead of disabled=”disabled“, you include only the bold part. In HTML 4, you should include only the bold part as the full version is marked as a feature with limited support (although that is less true now then when the spec was written).
As of HTML 5, the rules have changed and now you include only the name and not the value. This makes no practical difference because the name and the value are the same.
The DOM property is also called
disabled and is a boolean that takes
foo.disabled = true;
In theory you can also
foo.setAttribute('disabled', 'disabled'); and
foo.removeAttribute("disabled"), but I wouldn’t trust this with older versions of Internet Explorer (which are notoriously buggy when it comes to