I have noticed that many forms on the web have a "Submit" button to send
the contents of the form back to the server. The word submit seems to go
against the usability requirement of speaking the users' language. My
impression is that this words seems to be very techie and probably
originated from the back-end folks.
For example, if the user is completing a registration application; the
button should probably say something like "Send Application" or "Register"
What do others think about using the word "Submit"? I am working on a site
where some the users' web experience will be minimal, so I have
reservations against using Submit on buttons. On the other hand, Submit
seems almost becoming a "web standard" just because it is used on many
Natick, MA USA
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