Yikes! What happened to "image" INPUTs?

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Subject: Yikes!  What happened to "image" INPUTs?
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I just took a look at the draft HTML+ DTD  
( and noticed that "image"  
inputs were not mentioned in the description of fill-out forms.   
Alarmed, I looked back at the forms documentation at NCSA and found  
that information about "image" inputs was beginning to disappear at  
key points.

Although the draft HTML+ DTD appears to suggest
    <INPUT TYPE="submit" SRC="image.gif">
as an eventual replacement for
    <INPUT TYPE="image" SRC="image.gif">
what can I do in the meantime?

Scrapping "image" inputs represents a backwards-compatibility  
nightmare for anyone doing graphical fill-out forms, because there  
will be an interim period in which there is *no* reliable way to  
support graphical input in fill-out forms.  Right now, "image" inputs  
are the only way.

Thanks for your consideration of this matter.

Paul Burchard	<burchard@geom.umn.edu>
``I'm still learning how to count backwards from infinity...''