Re: BUTTON element

Arnaud Le Hors (
Thu, 17 Jul 1997 15:09:33 +0200

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Date: Thu, 17 Jul 1997 15:09:33 +0200
From: Arnaud Le Hors <>
To: Walter Ian Kaye <>
Subject: Re: BUTTON element

Walter Ian Kaye wrote:

> And here's a better idea:
>    <INPUT TYPE=image SRC="buttonup.gif" PRESSED="buttondn.gif">
> This is backwards-compatible, plus it gives the author greater control
> over how the "highlight" appears when the button is pressed. Perhaps
> this PRESSED attribute could be added to IMG/OBJECT as well?

The reason for the BUTTON element is that, unlike INPUT, it can contain
a lot more than a simple image. It can contain a whole set of blocklevel
and/or inline elements.
Arnaud Le Hors - W3C, User Interface Domain -