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Buttons vs Submit WAS: Drop down list, css, and xhtml


From: ben morrison
Date: Apr 21, 2006 3:20AM

On 4/21/06, Tim Beadle < <EMAIL REMOVED> > wrote:
> You can use the <button> element instead of <input type="submit">,
> which allows you to target it in your stylesheet in a more reliable
> way. (Note that you could use input[type="submit"] { /* styles */ }
> but IE wouldn't recognize this syntax).
> It's fine to use <input type="submit" class="button" /> but I would
> suggest looking into the <button> approach. See here:
> http://www.w3.org/TR/html4/interact/forms.html#h-17.5

Are there any downsides to using buttons - for some reason I have
avoided them and have always used type="submit"