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Submit input type - rubycat - Jul 12th, 2009

If I wanted to use an image as the form "submit" button, what would I have to change to make Form Tools 2 still work?

I tried for 2 hours to do the test submission and not until I changed my code to a regular old input type=submit would it work.

Non-working HTML:
<input type="image" name="send" src="poo.gif" alt="here it is" />

RE: Submit input type - Ben - Jul 12th, 2009

Hey Rubycat,

Form Tools doesn't care how the information is sent - replacing a submitt button with an image button really won't make a difference. Was the form not getting submitted or something? If so, there's a problem with the submit button or form itself. That said, what you posted is fine... was it placed inside the <form> </form> tags?

Also, try temporarily removing any JS. Maybe that's preventing the form from submitting...


- Ben

RE: Submit input type - rubycat - Jul 12th, 2009

Odd indeed! But here's the works with the input type=image when using the regular old process.php. But I swear, it doesn't submit when using the API. It simply reloads the page and empties out all the fields.

RE: Submit input type - Ben - Jul 18th, 2009

Hmm.. one possibility that is that maybe when you use an image as your submit button, the name-value pair of that image button isn't sent along with the POST request. Try this: you know where you specify the name value of the submit button in the PHP? This bit:

PHP Code:
$params = array(
"submit_button" => "submit_button_name_attribute",
"next_page" => "thanks.php",
"form_data" => $_POST

Change "submit_button_name_attribute" to the name attribute of ANOTHER field in your form - any textbox should be fine. If you don't have one, create a hidden field and use the name attribute of that.

Let me know if this helps at all... I'm curious to know if this was the problem!

- Ben