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Which Of These Are Valid Html 5 Button Code ?


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Hi Folks,

 

Which html button do you use out of these ? Which one is html5 and which ones are old timers ?

1.

	<button type="submit">Search</button>
	

 

Shouldn't this be:

	<button type="search">Search</button>
	

Or it is still "type='submit' because it submits search request to db ?

 

2.

https://www.w3schools.com/tags/att_button_type.asp

	<button type="submit" value="submit">Search</button>
	

 

3.

https://www.htmlquick.com/reference/tags/input-submit.html

	<input type="submit" value="Send Data">
	

 

I am spoilt for choice. Which one should I stick to ?

Or, you got a better simpler one that works with all types of html 5 and php ?

Not interested in complicated css buttons as of now.

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Folks,


Look at these 3 buttons:

	<button type="submit">Submit</button>
<button type="submit" value="submit">Search</button>
<input type="submit" value="Send Data">
	

Look at number 3:

value="Send Data"


That means, the "value=" represents the button label.


Now, look at number 2:

value="submit">Search</button>


Definitely, the "value=" does not represent the button label.

As this represents the button label:

>Search</button>

Q1. Why "value=" means 2 different things on 2 different buttons ?

Usually, on input fields, the "value=" represents the user's input.

So, what does the "value=" represent on button number 2 since it doesn't represent the button label ? Certainly not a user's input since user cannot type anything onto a search/submit button!

Just what is going on here ? I am confused, like hell! Who'd like to enlighten me ?


Thanks

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5 minutes ago, 2020 said:

Usually, on input fields, the "value=" represents the user's input.

The user doesn't input the value on checkboxes or radio buttons

<button>s are just another type of html element which allow the programmer to set a value independent of its label.

In the example below, the value of the clicked button would be sent in $_POST['gender']

<button name='gender' value='M'>Male</button>
<button name='gender' value='F'>Female</button>

 

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2 hours ago, Barand said:

The user doesn't input the value on checkboxes or radio buttons

<button>s are just another type of html element which allow the programmer to set a value independent of its label.

In the example below, the value of the clicked button would be sent in $_POST['gender']


<button name='gender' value='M'>Male</button>
<button name='gender' value='F'>Female</button>

 

Thanks! That was a very good example. Things clear now!

I am going to make use of this button code now. use the buttons similar to drop down options!

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Only the last button works for me on my following thread. I got the button suggested to me on another forum.

	<button type="submit">Submit</button>
<button type="submit" value="submit">Submit</button>
<input type="submit" value="submit">
<button name=submit value=" ">Submit</button>
	

https://forums.phpfreaks.com/topic/311105-why-insert-fails-with-prepared-statement/?tab=comments#comment-1579730

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