Using HTML 'button' Input Fields


How To Use "button" Input Fields?



An "button" input field is defined as <input type="button" .../>. "button" input fields can be used to create client-side action buttons. If a client-side action button is clicked, a client-side script will be triggered. The client-side script could then submit the form or do other types of activities. There are other attributes you need to use for an "image" input field:

  • value="buttonValue" - Specifies the text displayed on the button.
  • onclick="scriptCode" - Specifies the script to be executed when the button is clicked.

Here is a tutorial example with 3 button input fields:

<?xml version="1.0" ?>
<!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.0 Strict//EN"
  <title>Button Input Fields</title>
  <h4>Online Survey</h4>
  <form action="http://localhost/submit" method="get">
  <p style="background-color: #eeeeee; padding: 8px;">
   How did you find FYIcenter:<br/>
    &nbsp; &nbsp; <input type="radio" name="channel"
     value="google" checked="checked"/>Google search<br/>
    &nbsp; &nbsp; <input type="radio" name="channel"
     value="yahoo"/>Yahoo search<br/>
    &nbsp; &nbsp; <input type="radio" name="channel"
     value="friend"/>Your friend<br/>
   <input type="button"/>
   <input type="button" value="Test"/>
   <input type="button" value="Save"

If you save the above document as button_input.html, and view it with Internet Explorer, you will see 3 buttons in the form as shown below. Go click each of those buttons to see what will happen:
HTML input button Element - Client-Side Action


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