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Form submission without a submit button? [Fwd: Re: AC meeting registration]

From: Dan Connolly <connolly@w3.org>
Date: Wed, 21 Oct 1998 10:49:23 -0500
Message-ID: <362E0283.6A15@w3.org>
To: www-html-editor@w3.org
CC: vq@w3.org, Renaud Bruyeron <renaud@w3.org>, webreq@w3.org
Renaud Bruyeron wrote:
> Vincent QUINT wrote:
> > I entered my email address.  Then I intended to submit the
> > form and I realized that there is no Submit button.
> > What am I supposed to do?
> well, if you press return, the form is submitted =)

Rendaud, I suggest you don't rely on this behaviour.
I don't think it's part of the HTML 4 specification
(but I can't tell for sure, hence this message).

> Jose asked me about this, and I added the button to avoid the confusion.


www-html-editor: Is the "hit return in the text
field" behaviour part of the HTML 4 spec?

I can't find it in so many words, but it's implied
by this example:


The following ISINDEX declaration:

<ISINDEX prompt="Enter your search phrase: ">

could be rewritten with INPUT as follows: 

<FORM action="..." method="post">
<P>Enter your search phrase: <INPUT type="text"></P>

By the way... who answers www-html-editor these days?
Please make sure I get some sort of response within
a working day or two, if only to say "we'll think
about it. Stay tuned to <errata-page> for updates."

Dan Connolly
phone:+1-512-310-2971 (office, mobile)
Received on Wednesday, 21 October 1998 11:49:28 UTC

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