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Module 4: Checkpoint 8—Secondary actions

Conformance: Desirable

Requirements

Clearly distinguish the primary action from secondary actions.

Benefits of conformance

  • Faster completion times.

Risks of non-conformance

  • Increased cognitive load (decision making).

Implementation advice

More information

Forms often have two actions:

  1. Primary – save, submit, continue.
  2. Secondary – reset, cancel, previous.

Where a form has both primary and secondary actions they need to be clearly distinguished by distance and/or appearance.

Correct implementation: Primary and secondary actions are distinguished by distance and appearance.

Correct implementation: Primary and secondary actions are distinguished by distance and appearance.

Incorrect implementation: Primary and secondary actions are not clearly distinguishable.

Incorrect implementation: Primary and secondary actions are not clearly distinguishable.