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Multiple Submit Buttons in Form

From: Pat La Claire <excalib!sparcy!pat@ucsd.edu>
Date: Tue, 7 Nov 95 10:37:36 PST
Message-Id: <9511071837.AA14434@sparcy.excalib>
To: www-talk@www10.w3.org
Cc: sparcy!efsweb
I have recently come across multiple submit buttons within a
single <FORM> in an HTML page.  I had read somewhere that this 
was *not* allowed (not supported, not recommended) with HTML 3.0. 

I have run tests with Netscape 1.1, Netscape 2.0 Beta 1, Mosaic 2.0.1
and MacWeb 1.1.1E (all on a Mac), and Netscape Navigator 1.2N on a 
PC, and Netscape Navigator 1.1N on a Sparcstation.  All succeeded
parsing multiple submits.

Am I wrong about this being unsupported by the HTML standard?

Is anyone aware whether it *will* be supported in the near future?

How many of you currently use multiple submits within a FORM?

What are your opinions in doing so (knowing that it is not supported)?

Anything I didn't ask, which you believe I should consider?

Thanks in advance, 

Pat Larkin La Claire
Excalibur Technologies
Received on Tuesday, 7 November 1995 13:48:41 UTC

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