[whatwg] submit: button vs input
ian at hixie.ch
Tue May 3 22:28:10 PDT 2011
On Thu, 13 Jan 2011, Alan Plum wrote:
> is there any official recommendation for which element to use for form
> submission buttons?
> Historically, input has been preferred because of button's
> implementation differences in IE6. Now that IE6 support is becoming less
> and less of an issue for many websites, that argument is loosing
> importance and I've actually heard web design schools recommend using
> buttons instead.
> The "HTML5" spec doesn't seem to cover this issue at all. The WHAT WG
> HTML 5 spec's commenting tool uses input (type=button no less!), which
> indicates a certain preference, but again it's not clear whether this
> can be regarded as authoritative.
Either are fine. <button> is needed if you need to put anything more than
plain text in the button label. <input> is good if you have a lot of other
input elements around, as it's more consistent. But it doesn't really
matter one way or the other.
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