|Button tag does not send it's form variable in IE|
using For button tag, variable is not passed in IE, but in Opera?
| 2:59 pm on Jan 24, 2005 (gmt 0)|
Migrating my forms from the
<button name=varName value=varValue>ButtonText</button>
IE does NOT pass the variable "VarName" if clicking on this button. Opera does it without problems.. (using PHP for Post processing)
If there is a single button on the page, no problem I just add a hidden field with the value, but if there are multiple buttons, and I would like to define the action to take via buttons, HowTo?
Anybody else experienced the same? What I'm missing? Can't find anything explaining this behaviour..
| 3:44 pm on Feb 20, 2005 (gmt 0)|
There seems to be a general problem with this one:
<button name='f1' value='1'>Garbage</button>
In Firefox, the POST variable is f1=>1 -- exactly what I would expect, but in IE6, it is f1=>Garbage
Just explain, I am using <button> in order to modify post-processing defendant on the button pressed. Firefox only receives the button name which was pressed (e.g., name='f1' and name='f2' -- press button 'f2' and 'f1' does not appear in the POST list. In IE, both appear, and with the following text as a value.
Does anybody have any idea how to get around this, or is it a feature?
| 7:32 pm on Feb 20, 2005 (gmt 0)|
Here's what Microsoft says for IE5+:
|When the BUTTON element is submitted in a form, the innerText value is submitted. |
MSDN Reference [msdn.microsoft.com]
IE's behavior here is non-standard. Apparently, this is a feature.
| 4:26 pm on Feb 21, 2005 (gmt 0)|
Is there something wrong with input type=button? (So much to keep up with, sorry if this is obvious.)
| 5:39 pm on Feb 21, 2005 (gmt 0)|
Set name="" and adjust the form processor to ignore fields with a blank name.
So far as I am aware, that is the only way to fix the problem across all browsers.