Re: HTML+ Form and Submit

Charles Henrich <>
From: Charles Henrich <>
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Subject: Re: HTML+ Form and Submit
To: (Dave_Raggett)
Date: Wed, 3 Nov 1993 11:16:48 -0500 (EST)
In-reply-to: <> from "Dave_Raggett" at Nov 3, 93 04:11:00 pm
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>     o   users confused by unexpected and slow network access

Thats *not* a valid issue.  If the form writer creates a stupid form, so be it,
but we need the rope.  Like in C, make plenty of rope for the author to hang
themselves, but it also gives the author great flexibility in doing innovative

>     o   just how should browsers decide when to submit for
>         text and numeric fields (easy for radio buttons)?

Good question, my gut reaction is when the press return it submits.

> The explicit submit button avoids these issues. A possible middle course
> is to add a simple constraint language for forms, but this will have to
> wait until we have more experience ...

We cant get more experience until we have the options :)


    Charles Henrich     Michigan State University