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question/suggestion on input element

From: Nick Traenkner <nick@kentinfoworks.com>
Date: Wed, 16 Feb 2000 16:29:40 -0500 (EST)
Message-ID: <38AB16BB.C868445A@kentinfoworks.com>
To: www-html@w3.org

I've recieved some interesting information regarding the input element.

When the type attribute is set to "image" the input tag acts as an
imagemap and the button passes xy coords rather than name/value pairs as
the other input types. This was rather confusing when I first
encountered it.

I assume the reasoning behind this is for forms which use imagemaps as
submit buttons.

It confused the heck out of me- I figured since it behaves like a submit
type (i.e., it submits a form) name and value would also behave like a
submit button. 

Is this helpful as user feedback or am i looking at the element
completely wrong?

Again, I realize this question/suggestion might seem off-topic but it
may give insight into how others might expect the element to behave. Is
this confusion common?


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Received on Thursday, 17 February 2000 03:57:43 UTC

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