About image buttons in HTML forms (and multi-line texts in normal submit buttons)

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This text was originally written as a response to a news article where the questioner assumably was using an element in a form which is displayed in a button-like manner and which causes submission of the form (that's INPUT TYPE="SUBMIT") and wishes to have multi-line text within that button. Often a "graphic submit button" (INPUT TYPE="IMAGE") is suggested as a solution. This document explains, among other things, why that would create problems instead of solving them. The same applies to the more common desire which makes authors use image buttons, namely the desire to make buttons "look better" instead of the "ugly grey button".

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  1. images
  2. buttons
  3. bookmark
  4. programming
  5. forms
  6. html

Comments


Seth says
testing now at url http://fastblogit.com/test.html

Winnie says
  Could you please put this in Winnies room?

Seth says
why would u want it? it is just html forms programming stuff

Mark de LA says
I don't think she groks tags yet

Seth says
... i am kind of intrregued why she keeps making this request

Winnie says
Well Ya-All I have very limited computer time with 3 of us using it. Its like havin vultures circling while one works waiting for a moment to grab the computer. So I would like to grab things and put them in my room to read later. Yes I am interested in learning tags and other stuff but do not have the time yet....That is if I am to produce the graphics.

Seth says

winnie, what you need to know is that you can find it again without it needing to be in your  room ...  you find it again by being familure with the tag rooms that it got put into ... for example it is in room html and room and room forms ... so if you hang out in those rooms, you will find stuff like this programming item there.   I'm just very why you would be interested in it because i know you are not interested in programming.

.... and then too, to put it in your room, the  would need to go into your room ... and he is not spose to be doing that all the time. 
....

But  perhaps someday we will have a new feature for a person to copy or move an item into their own room if they actually want to fondel it there


seth



Winnie says
perhaps if someone could Email me a lesson that would teach this to me.  I could print it out and then read all about how to do the tags and the other stuff when I am not on the computer. If there was a button to put the things I would like to read in my room I would use it.

Winnie says
the system of tags you use with all the squiggles and dollar signs is really forign to me and I need to sudy it off computer.  I do wonder if all your other customers will be be so versed in this as well....Of course the computer literate will but that omits alot of others who might want to use this FastBlogIt

Winnie says
seth 2005-10-27 08:09:31 1727

winnie, what you need to know is that you can find it again without it needing to be in your  room ...  you find it again by being familure with the tag rooms that it got put into ... for example it is in room html and room and room forms ... so if you hang out in those rooms, you will find stuff like this programming item there.   I'm just very why you would be interested in it because i know you are not interested in programming.

.... and then too, to put it in your room, the  would need to go into your room ... and he is not spose to be doing that all the time. 
....

But  perhaps someday we will have a new feature for a person to copy or move an item into their own room if they actually want to fondel it there


seth


The red text here is an example of what would be nice to have a detailed explination sent to my Email about. I do not understand it.

Winnie says
I invite you into my room. Can leave me notes that I can check when I go there (as to things to help me "Katchup"

Mark de LA says

, The system of tags with dots (.) and squiggly (tilde ~) and the $-sign are mostly system & development stuff - probably nothing you should worry about.  The one notable exception is the .groups which I would change or put on a button in the top pallette like the ? has.

Winnie says
Button to push sounds really good

Seth says
Mark 2005-10-27 08:44:00 1727

, The system of tags with dots (.) and squiggly (tilde ~) and the $-sign are mostly system & development stuff - probably nothing you should worry about.  The one notable exception is the .groups which I would change or put on a button in the top pallette like the ? has.
another idea

Seth says
Winnie 2005-10-27 08:43:48 1727
I invite you into my room. Can leave me notes that I can check when I go there (as to things to help me "Katchup"
actually, we do that with tags.  we already have the tagroom $wish~winnie where we tag things that we want for you.   we can come up another tag where we leave notes for you ... it could be "notes~winnie" which you read in your mind as "notes seeking winnie".  This is a special kind of tag that we have created for just this kind of thing.   You can make these up to and organize things in these rooms the way you want to find them.   You can tag items, anybody's items into the rooms that you want to find them in. 

Don't you think that is ..

Seth says
Winnie 2005-10-27 08:23:00 1727
the system of tags you use with all the squiggles and dollar signs is really forign to me and I need to sudy it off computer.  I do wonder if all your other customers will be be so versed in this as well....Of course the computer literate will but that omits alot of others who might want to use this FastBlogIt
This is good feedback.  I think it would be a to move all these "system" tags that most people will not be interested in to the bottome of the list.

Seth says
Winnie 2005-10-27 08:14:44 1727
perhaps if someone could Email me a lesson that would teach this to me.  I could print it out and then read all about how to do the tags and the other stuff when I am not on the computer. If there was a button to put the things I would like to read in my room I would use it.
You prolly will not be getting an email on this.  But what you will get, eventually, is all of your questions answered and in a place where you can print them off from the computer.  There is a lot of writing to do, and there is, apparently,  only one of .

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