Yikes! What happened to "image" INPUTs?

Thu, 17 Feb 1994 17:15:50 --100

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...''