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

From: Ian Jacobs <ij@w3.org>
Date: Wed, 21 Oct 1998 11:58:36 -0400
Message-ID: <362E04AC.3A82B9CA@w3.org>
To: Dan Connolly <connolly@w3.org>
CC: www-html-editor@w3.org, vq@w3.org, Renaud Bruyeron <renaud@w3.org>, webreq@w3.org
Dan Connolly wrote:
> 
> 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.
> 
> Good.
> 
> www-html-editor: Is the "hit return in the text
> field" behaviour part of the HTML 4 spec?

No.

> I can't find it in so many words, but it's implied
> by this example:
> 
> =================
> http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/interact/forms.html
> 
> DEPRECATED 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>
> </FORM>
> =================
 
> By the way... who answers www-html-editor these days?

I still do, for now. I'm working on passing the baton
to Shane McCarron, but we're not there yet.

> 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."


 - Ian
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