Browsers bail on DOM button.type="button"

The following will throw an exception:

var button=document.createElement("button"); button.type="button";

The only workaround for dynamically creating <button type="button"> seems to be to convert the button HTML to a string and append it to innerHTML.

Test page Workaround is included
Reported by: Garret Wilson.

Explorer 5-6 Windows, Explorer 7, Explorer Mac, Opera | Reported on 10 October 2005.

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1 Posted by Alu Jones on 11 October 2005 | Permalink

button.setAttribute('type', 'button');

2 Posted by SG_01 on 23 August 2006 | Permalink

The default type of button is button.

javascript: var button = document.createElement("button"); alert(button.type);

3 Posted by mephinet on 31 January 2007 | Permalink

> The default type of button is button.

not true on firefox 2.0 and opera 9.10, the default is "submit" there.