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RE: issues surrounding the use of images to submit forms

From: Jim Thatcher <jim@jimthatcher.com>
Date: Sat, 25 May 2002 14:24:39 -0500
To: "Scarlett Julian \(ED\)" <Julian.Scarlett@sheffield.gov.uk>, <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
Message-ID: <NDBBKJDAKKEJDCICIODLGEIBEFAA.jim@jimthatcher.com>
Input of type="image" is not a problem, just put alt text on the image.
Example at www.IBM.com, both "search" and "go."

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Sent: Friday, May 24, 2002 7:26 AM
To: 'w3c-wai-ig@w3.org'
Subject: issues surrounding the use of images to submit forms


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 remembers.



Julian Scarlett
Web Design & Document Management System Officer
Education Directorate
Sheffield City Council
0114 2735612
mob 07904914976

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