Having a <span> instead of an <a> for the disabled buttons works better for me.
I think it is better for bootstrap to support this by default.
It's too late to add this to 2.0, and I'm unsure if we truly need this for the default pagination component. Reason being, we can just nuke the cursor and it behaves the exact same way without changing markup or anything. Sound reasonable?
And, can you elaborate on why you would want this approach? Does another tool lock you into this?
In quite some PHP frameworks the span for inactive page links is default.
When changing the span into an a I ran into a problem with "removing" te action, when i made the URL # it was relative to the base URL so when I clicked on a disabled link it would send me to the homepage.
So in the end I had to go for span elements and change the CSS.
Just trying to save another guy the pain ;)
enable use of span in place of a for .disabled in pagination, per #1406
Integrated into 2.0.2-wip.
+1. A few more styles are necessary to display span correctly:
.pagination li:first-child span,
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