Re: An image in place of submit button?

lilley (lilley@afs.mcc.ac.uk)
Fri, 15 Sep 1995 11:59:26 +0100 (BST)


From: lilley <lilley@afs.mcc.ac.uk>
Message-Id: <1592.9509151059@afs.mcc.ac.uk>
Subject: Re: An image in place of submit button?
To: paumic@ids.net (Lambert)
Date: Fri, 15 Sep 1995 11:59:26 +0100 (BST)
Cc: www-html@w3.org
In-Reply-To: <v01530504ac7e8efa33ac@[155.212.70.11]> from "Lambert" at Sep 14, 95 10:35:26 pm

Lambert says:

> Mark Davies said
 
> >I know it's possible to use an image in place of a text "submit" button in
> >a form.
> >Could someone be so kind as to post me the html for this or point me to a site?
> >Thanks a lot.

> I think that this feature is only available in the HTML 3.0 standard.

but then adds

> I don't think any browsers currently support this
> feature yet. When HTML 2 becomes standard, it will.

This is actually part of the HTML 2.0 standard, and works now in some browsers.

Try this (working) example:

<FORM METHOD="POST" ACTION="http://info.mcc.ac.uk/cgi-bin/post-query">
<INPUT NAME="YourName"><BR>
<INPUT TYPE="image" SRC="http://info.mcc.ac.uk/hpctec/region.gif">
</FORM>


  Query Results

   You submitted the following name/value pairs:

      YourName = hello 
      x = 160 
      y = 96 

So it is not actually a submit button but it acts as one, in that the 
form is submitted when you select it.

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