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Re: images used as form submit buttons

From: Ineke van der Maat <inekemaa@xs4all.nl>
Date: Fri, 24 May 2002 17:42:22 +0200
Message-ID: <003601c20339$9a649f20$0da46dc2@ineke>
To: "Scarlett Julian \(ED\)" <Julian.Scarlett@sheffield.gov.uk>, <w3c-wai-ig@w3c.org>
Hi Julian,

I finished for some days  a very long form that can
be sent with an image as input button. I only used XHTML 1.1. (cgi-script is
already on the server) I could recieve the form I sent in Lynx. But for people
who don't have a browser that can send the form with an image as button
I already planned alternative pages for all the forms I have in the fansite..
Why should you use an alt text? You can easily write next to it. Press the..
(what the inputbutton presents to be)
to send the form and the alt attribute=""
I could also send this formular with a screenreader.

Ineke van der Maat

 I don't use any table for layout so I don
----- Original Message -----
From: "Scarlett Julian (ED)" <Julian.Scarlett@sheffield.gov.uk>
To: <w3c-wai-ig@w3c.org>
Sent: Friday, May 24, 2002 4:11 PM
Subject: images used as form submit buttons

> All
> apologies if this arrives twice but the first post didn't seem to appear
> after a couple of hours waiting.
> I am working on the assumption that using an image to submit a form will
> cause accessibility problems either because of the need for javascript or
> because it would mean using invalid html to create a text alternative for
> the image. 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.
> thanks
> Julian
> Julian Scarlett
> Web Design & Document Management System Officer
> Education Directorate
> Sheffield City Council
> 0114 2735612
> mob 07904914976
> julian.scarlett@sheffield.gov.uk
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