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Re: button element and form interaction

From: David Woolley <david@djwhome.demon.co.uk>
Date: Sun, 2 Mar 2003 08:09:51 +0000 (GMT)
Message-Id: <200303020809.h2289qp05430@djwhome.demon.co.uk>
To: www-html@w3.org

> INPUT element...".  I interpreted this to mean that if there are two or
> more buttons in a single form element, both of which are of type submit,
> only the name and value of the selected button would be sent to the
> server.

That is how I read it.  I got caught out with this very early in its
life, as I prototyped on a browser the marketing people would never
even dream of using (Lynx) which got it right, and then found the
big name GUI browser didn't identify the button.

However, there is no sensible fallback for button, so its not really
suitable for use in anything except a closed environment where you know
exactly which browser is being used, and you are prepared to recode if
forced to use another browser because an employee needs to use it.
Received on Sunday, 2 March 2003 03:09:55 UTC

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