Re: Submit button in forms revisited
Sun, 22 Jan 1995 22:55:43 +0100

rik harris writes:
> This topic came up quite a while ago, but I can't find it in the
> archives (anyone have a search engine on the full www-talk archives?).
> I thought the previous discussions ended up saying something like: "you
> need a submit button on the form, as you can't rely on the browser
> submitting single-field forms when the user presses <return>". And
> I've always put submit buttons on my forms for this reason.
> However, the HTML2.0 spec seems to say differently.
> In
> "When the form consists of a single text field, it may be appropriate
> to leave such buttons out and rely on the Enter key."

Note the 'may be appropriate'. Not 'is mandatory for browsers to
support'. :)

> Lynx 2.3.8 doesn't support the use of <return> as a form submission
> mechanism. This seems like a very old question. Who's wrong...the HTML
> authors or the browser writers? Or are they just both following
> different standards.

Just that lynx is a tad out of date - is anyone even working on it any