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Using standard HREF as Submit Button
Can this be done?

 7:27 pm on Mar 9, 2006 (gmt 0)

My life would be much easier if I could use a standard text link to submit a form...is that possible?



 7:48 pm on Mar 9, 2006 (gmt 0)

You could call a JavaScript routine to submit the form when the link is clicked. But that won't work if the user has JS disabled. Not sure how it would make your life easier...


 7:51 pm on Mar 9, 2006 (gmt 0)

Thanks for the reply. I read via Google some sites that mentioned JS, but that wouldn't work for me. JS is too buggy. I actually logged back on to retract this thread. I've been working out the design of the site a bit more, and the text submits would actually be more confusing and potentially damaging to my database.

Thanks, though!


 7:52 pm on Mar 9, 2006 (gmt 0)

If you want to really careful, you can use the JS on the href link, and place a backup submit button in a
noscript block for users with Javascript disabled.

 2:36 pm on Mar 10, 2006 (gmt 0)

To mimic an ordinary link, you can apply some styles to your submit button.

Try this, for example:

<input type="submit" style="background-color: #fff; border: 0; text-decoration: underline; color: #00c;" name="submit" value="http://www.example.com/">

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