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Try re-phasing your question this way... As a user, what are they trying to do? Are they trying to create a new item? Or are they trying to view a new item form? Even though they are technically going to a new page, the end goal they want is to create that new item. The form page is just a sub-step required by your app. To label a link along the lines of ...


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Buttons initiate a process: Submit, Cancel, Save, etc. Submit buttons can be used by the keyboard to interact with a server, mapped to the Enter/Return key. Links are anchors that connect one HTML document to another. This is a subtle but important distinction. If hitting the button does not save (Post) a current new item (like Save & Continue) then I ...


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I agree with nightning's answer, but also think that it doesn't really get the point across. The question shouldn't be link vs button, especially for a web-app. The principles behind both are slightly different but often the same these days. A link is as it sounds, a door to a different page. A button is more like an elevator button...you'll get to the next ...



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