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Re:<BUTTON> tag

From: <sven.latham@snellwilcox.com>
Date: Fri, 30 Jul 1999 16:32:47 GMT
Message-Id: <9907309333.AA933349754@snellwilcox.com>
To: <www-html@w3.org>, <www-html@w3.org>
<BUTTON> is one of Microsoft's "let's do our own thing" ideas, it ties in well
with the dialog boxes that you know and love from IE4.  'Button' doesn't require
a form. Neither does <INPUT....> but at least button is shorter.  Also, button
now acts as a seperate object instead of being part of a form or an INPUT
object. You can do some pretty neat stunts with button, including accurate
positioning amongst other things.  A nice addition (although previously
achieveable with JavaScript) is the ACCESSKEY property. This allows the user to
press the associated key, and the button is effectively clicked.

If you want a peek at Microsoft's lesser publicised HTML tags, open up either
MSHTML.DLL or SHDOCVW.DLL in a text editor, and amongst the jumble of characters
there are some smart hidden features, including the <FIELDSET> tag (documented
in W3C but not publicised), and some intrieguing JavaScript.

Good fun for a boring Sunday night.

Sven L

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Subject:    <BUTTON> tag 
Author: <www-html@w3.org>
Date:       29/07/99 21:12

I want to ask what is the meaning and the use of the <BUTTON> tag? What
is the difference between it with <INPUT TYPE="submit">, can it be used
with <A HREF=...>? If it only to be used with forms that directed to a
server side program, why was it made, why not just use the old 
<INPUT TYPE="submit"> tag?

[ Aditya Hermawan ]     

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Received on Friday, 30 July 1999 11:49:29 UTC

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