I’ve often wondered when and why anyone ever decided to put a reset button on a web form. You’ve seen it many times. Often, the reset button sits directly next to the Submit button and worse yet, they are styled exactly the same. I can’t figure out why anyone would ever want to fill out a form, get to the bottom, and say “Oops! I accidentally filled out every single field incorrectly. Oh look! A reset button so I can clear out all the hard work I just did with one click of the mouse!”
To me, the reset button on a web form is the most useless element on the entire Internet. Yes, even more useless than the Bing search engine. I see absolutely no reason a reset button should ever be included on a web form and it can only cause more (lots lots more!) harm than good.
Am I the only person that feels this way?