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RE: images used as form submit buttons

From: Scarlett Julian (ED) <Julian.Scarlett@sheffield.gov.uk>
Date: Fri, 24 May 2002 16:19:39 +0100
Message-ID: <F9BE3B1AB649D311A573009027852E4D01E34A22@EDUC_MXS>
To: w3c-wai-ig@w3.org
Andrew

I have got it into my head that having an alt and width/height for an image
input wasn't valid html (html 4.01). Am I wrong or will code you suggest not
validate?

Julian

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Andrew Kirkpatrick [mailto:andrew_kirkpatrick@wgbh.org]
> Sent: Friday, May 24, 2002 4:06 PM
> To: w3c-wai-ig@w3.org
> Subject: Re: images used as form submit buttons
> 
> 
> Images for submit buttons are part of HTML, and are 
> accessible to screen
> readers.  You will run into all of the same problems related 
> to nonscalable
> text as for any text that is presented in a graphic, but the 
> form will work
> fine.
> 
> don't forget the alt attribute in the input element!
> 
> <input type="image" src="foo.gif" alt="submit" width="50" 
> height="20" />
> 
> AWK
> 
> On 5/24/02 10:21 AM,  RUST Randal (RRust@COVANSYS.com) wrote:
> 
> >> I am in a situation where I am being asked to use
> >> images for form
> >> submission and would like to hear the views of list members.
> > 
> > Accessibility issues aside, it's simply not worth the time 
> and effort (and
> > therefore the money) spent to design graphical buttons.  
> Inevitably, those
> > buttons will need to change for some reason.  Whether it's 
> a new color
> > scheme that is implemented, or the actual text on the 
> buttons.  It is simply
> > more cost-effective to leave the buttons as <input> 
> elements and use CSS to
> > style them.  
> > 
> > Randal
> > 
> 
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