How many times have you been filling out an online form and halfway through filling in your responses you accidentally press the Enter key which then attempts to submit the form? This can be a common problem when the online form is wired up to have a “submit” button be the default form button on a page.
My silly attempt at humor
Converting your Enter key press into another key press, such as Tab, is a rather crude workaround to a common problem of early form submission, but it’s a starting point to alleviating issues your end users may run into. If you read the resources I linked to above you’ll notice there is additional information on how to make this solution more cross-browser friendly (specifically for FireFox vs. IE.) If you have any comments on this topic or found this post helpful, feel free to leave feedback below.