button with icon and no text #3284

pehrlich opened this Issue Dec 16, 2011 · 3 comments


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<a data-role="button" data-icon="forward"></a>

Generates this markup:

<a data-role="button" data-icon="forward" class="ui-btn ui-btn-icon-left ui-corner-left ui-btn-up-a" data-theme="a">
<span class="ui-btn-inner ui-corner-left" aria-hidden="true">
    <span class="ui-btn-text"></span>
    <span class="ui-icon ui-icon-forward ui-icon-shadow"></span>

This appears as a rectangular button -- extra padding on the right with the empty span. The span can't simply be removed, because the button looses its height.

Here's my hack for the time being:

.ui-btn.notext .ui-btn-inner{
  padding-right: 0;
  margin-right: -5px; /* not a perfect soltiuon, leaves border along top */

Why not use data-iconpos="notext"



d'oh. Just found that, too.

Wouldn't be bad if it did it intelligently I suppose..

UPDATE: actually, this causes the vertical alignment to go weird next to a regular button


@pehrlich Is this what you mean with "vertical alignment to go weird next to a regular button"... http://jsbin.com/ikibog/2/

@jaspermdegroot jaspermdegroot added a commit that closed this issue Jun 8, 2012
@jaspermdegroot jaspermdegroot Fixes #3284 - Added vertical-align middle for inline buttons to creat…
…e consistency between browsers, since the default vertical alignment differs.
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