The <button> tag
Hopefully you've seen all the basics you need to know about for adding a inputs with forms.
Traditionally the <input type="button"> tag (together with submit and reset types) was used to create buttons for forms.
The buttons created although functional had their limitations (usually grey with black text)
But in HTML 4.0 a new way of adding buttons was born
The <button> tag was launched
Here's a simple example
Okay not too different so far. You must designate what type of button you have (use submit, reset and button) using the type attribute. Note how the simple text becomes the name on the button
You can add name and value attributes as before if you want.
Now the cool thing is that you can alter the button's label with ease
gives rise to
You can add images with all the power of the image tag
<img src="b_stone.gif" alt="send" align="middle">
You could even add a table if you were feeling mad enough
This adds more flexibility to your Forms
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