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Re: button tag

From: David Woolley <david@djwhome.demon.co.uk>
Date: Mon, 29 Nov 2004 19:39:12 +0000 (GMT)
Message-Id: <200411291939.iATJdCb04723@djwhome.demon.co.uk>
To: w3c-wai-ig@w3.org

>   The form runs correctly in any browser but internet explorer.
> I do not know if this is a bug of IE or it is an incorrect interpretation=20

Button certainly was broken in it's first implementation in IE.  I 
prototyped something in Lynx (even though the marketing department had
no interest in supporting it) and used button, then found it didn't work
on IE because one couldn't tell which button was presssed.

However, button is generally broken for accessibility in that there is
no fallback mechanism.

>  <button type=3D"submit" name=3D"one" value=3D"one">First button</button>

The content of button elements needs to more than text for their to
have any benefit over input type=submit.

> do. But IE6 send the value of all buttons and the value that send is the
> button contens ("First button", "Second button" AND "Third button").

That differs from the original problem which was simply to not send the
value at all.
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