AngularJS, clicking a button within a form causes page refresh

I have a form in Angular that has two buttons tags in it. One button submits the form on ng-click. The other button is purely for navigation using ng-click. However, when this second button is clicked Angularjs is causing a page refresh which triggers a 404. I've dropped a breakpoint in the function and it is triggering my function. If I do any of the following it stops:

  1. If I remove the ng-click the button doesn't cause a page refresh.
  2. If I comment out the code in the function it doesn't cause a page refresh.
  3. If I change the button tag to an anchor tag (a) with href="" then it doesn't cause a refresh.

The later being the simplest workaround, but why is Angular even running any code after my function that causes the page to reload? Seems like a bug.

Here is the form:

<form class="form-horizontal" name="myProfile" ng-switch-when="profile">

      <div class="control-group">
         <label class="control-label" for="passwordButton">Password</label>
         <div class="controls">
            <button id="passwordButton" class="secondaryButton" ng-click="showChangePassword()">Change</button>

      <div class="buttonBar">
           <button id="saveProfileButton" class="primaryButton" ng-click="saveUser()">Save</button>

Here is the controller method:

 $scope.showChangePassword = function() {
    $scope.selectedLink = "changePassword";


If you have a look at the W3C specification, it would seem like the obvious thing to try is to mark your button elements with type='button' when you don't want them to submit.

The thing to note in particular is where it says

A button element with no type attribute specified represents the same thing as a button element with its type attribute set to "submit"

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