FAQ: When I press the Submit button, all I get is a New Mail Message that pops up. What am I doing wrong?
A: You're not doing anything "wrong". Your particular browser/email setup is not handling mailto forms very well. You'll need to use a CGI script to handle your forms.

Q: Is this going to happen to people using my form too?
A: It will invariably happen to a few. Once again, using a CGI form handler eliminates these problem.

We can easily change what the buttons say.

<INPUT TYPE="submit" VALUE="Send it away Ray!">
<INPUT TYPE="reset" VALUE="Clear the form Norm!">

If necessary, the SUBMIT button can also have a NAME. You would need this if, for whatever reason, you had more than one SUBMIT button.

Can we use an image for a Submit button? Sure, piece of cake.

<INPUT TYPE="image" SRC="submit.gif">

Add WIDTH & HEIGHT so your browser can load your page quickly and efficiently. Add an ALT attribute so if someone is running without images they can still submit your form. And add BORDER=0 if you want the little link colored box to go away.

<INPUT TYPE="image" SRC="images/submit.gif" WIDTH=94 HEIGHT=26 BORDER=0 ALT="Submit">

Note that the INPUT TYPE="image" is, by default, a Submit button only. You can't make a Reset image button.


FAQ: Can I make a simple button that just takes the user to another page?

A: Sure...

<FORM ACTION="../tables/index.html">
<INPUT TYPE="submit" VALUE="Table Tutor">

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