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[whatwg] a and button

From: Håkon Wium Lie <howcome@opera.com>
Date: Sun, 19 Oct 2008 17:32:16 +0200
Message-ID: <18683.21248.697125.304029@opera.com>
Also sprach Kornel Lesinski:

 > > It's not a link. I'd like for buttons to work as links so that they
 > > take me to a page when I click on them.
 > http://www.w3.org/TR/css3-ui/#appearance
 > a {appearance: button} should do that.

Yes, that's a good proposal. However, it doesn't work in current browsers.

This markup works (in Mozilla, Opera, Webkit), and it looks pretty good:

  <a href="http://www.w3.org/"><button>W3C</button></a>

So, I think HTML5 should describe it.

 > In current browsers:
 > <form method="get" action="url" style="display:inline"><button/><form>
 > is very close to a link.

Yes, this works:

  <form action="http://www.w3.org" style="display:inline"><button type="submit">W3C</button><form>

But, the markup isn't pretty. Also, I'd like for links to use the <a>

              H?kon Wium Lie                          CTO ??e??
howcome at opera.com                  http://people.opera.com/howcome
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