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Using standard HREF as Submit Button
Can this be done?
inveni0

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Msg#: 11894 posted 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?

 

LifeinAsia

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Msg#: 11894 posted 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...

inveni0

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Msg#: 11894 posted 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!

encyclo

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Msg#: 11894 posted 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.
tombola

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Msg#: 11894 posted 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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