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Re: Allow <INPUT TYPE=image BORDER= WIDTH= HEIGHT= (Like <IMG tag)

From: David Perrell <davidp@earthlink.net>
Date: Tue, 4 Aug 1998 19:23:37 -0700
Message-ID: <005501bdc018$0e482880$15a8a8c0@dper>
To: "W3C HTML List" <www-html@w3.org>

Charles A. Finnell wrote:

>Problem:
>
>W3C HTML 4.0 forbids including the BORDER= WIDTH= HEIGHT= keywords
>as part of an <INPUT TYPE=image tag.

Forbidden? Or just not to be supported in future browsers?

>Solution:
>
>Adjust the HTML standard to allow future browser products to
>treat the <INPUT TYPE=image tag very, very similar to the
>way they treat the <IMG tag, allowing all <IMG tag keywords
>on the <INPUT TYPE=image tag with equivalent functionality.

Hopefully, by the time HTML 4.0 becomes a full standard this will be
addressed by CSS2 implementations. In a CSS2 stylesheet you can specify how
INPUT images are displayed through the use of attribute selectors. For
example:

   INPUT[SRC="/images/okbutton.gif"] {
            border: none;
            width: 20px;
            height: 20px }

This declaration turns off the border when okbutton.gif is the INPUT image
and also specifies the size of the image.

(Not that I don't agree that an INPUT IMG should have the same HTML
attributes as any other IMG...)

David Perrell
Received on Tuesday, 4 August 1998 22:23:32 GMT

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