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From: Luther Andal <Luther_Andal@ims.avnet.com>
Date: Wed, 19 May 1999 12:34:44 -0400 (EDT)
To: www-html@w3.org
Message-ID: <85256776.005ABB5F.00@terra.ims.avnet.com>


My suggestion is for an Anchor like tag that allows you to do a post instead of
a get.  This would help imensely in Session and Hidden field transmission and
the other hundred times that a form is not really practice or it would mess up
the look and feel.  Secondly in HTML 4.0 currently forms render space in the
Current browser engines making look and feel difficult to produce to a given
spec and sometimes impossible.  If you put a form into a table with images that
are supposed to be part of one bigger image it is about impossible to get
browsers to diplay the images without adding space for the form.  This is also
true when trying to use a form across multiple cells, some broswers will let you
and some won't.  This would cure the problem by making it part of an anchor tag
and a link instead of a form.  Something like the following would work well

<A HREF="http://www.w3c.org" METHOD="post">
     <IMG SRC="http://www.w3c.org/images/image1.gif">
     <PARAMETER NAME="field1" VALUE="value1">
     <PARAMETER NAME="field3" VALUE="value2">
</A>

This would post field1 and field2 to www.w3c.org.  This may not be the perfect
implementation but it would help from a developing standpoint immensely

Thanks

Luther Andal
Avnet Inc.
Web Application Programmer
Received on Thursday, 20 May 1999 03:30:40 GMT

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