Re: Proposal For Button Enhancements + Re: Proposal: Default Button on Forms

Thomas Reardon (thomasre@microsoft.com)
Thu, 2 Nov 1995 13:07:15 -0800


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From: Thomas Reardon <thomasre@microsoft.com>
To: Paul Barber <barbe016@maroon.tc.umn.edu>,
Cc: "www-html@w3.org" <www-html@w3.org>
Subject: RE: Proposal For Button Enhancements + Re: Proposal:  Default Button on Forms
Date: Thu, 2 Nov 1995 13:07:15 -0800

accelerator keys are a can of worms, there is no way to know which are browser 
accelerators vs. form accelerator.  typically, all Ctrl- accelerators at 
explictiy labelled as such, and Alt- accelerators are underlined.  curious if 
anyone has ideas about how to rationlize form accerators vs. builtin Windows 
keys.

-Thomas Reardon
Microsoft


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From: 	Simon Y. Blackwell[SMTP:simonb@ctt.bellcore.com]
Sent: 	Thursday, November 02, 1995 11:09 AM
To: 	Paul Barber
Cc: 	www-html@w3.org
Subject: 	Proposal For Button Enhancements + Re: Proposal:  Default Button on 
Forms

Paul W. Barber wrote:
>
> I would like to suggest that there be a way of indicating a default
> Button on a Fill-out Form.
>
> When a form has multiple Text areas, it would be helpful to be able
> to indicate a default Button.  This could possible by implemented as
> such:
>
> <INPUT TYPE="submit" DEFAULT="True" VALUE="Submit">
>

Perhaps <INPUT TYPE="submit" VALUE="Submit" DEFAULT> would be more
appropriate since it is more in line with the current style for
other form controls, e.g. <INPUT TYPE="radio" VALUE="Submit" CHECKED>

While we're at it, how about a modification which would allow the
text displaed on the button to be different from the value, e.g.

<INPUT TYPE="submit" VALUE="RunQuery MyQuery" VALUE="Ok">

It would also seem to be a simple matter to add the "&" Control Key
specification technique ala MS Windows, e.g. "&Ok" results in
an underlined "O" in the Ok displayed and sets Ctrl-O to simulate
clicking the button.