- Value of
- <input type="">
- What does
Understanding Input Type Button In HTML Code (And Why It's Mostly For Java Script)do?
- Defines a button-like input.
<form> <input type="button" value="Click me" onclick="alert('You clicked the button!')"> </form>
button input type creates an form button, the
value of which is displayed as the text or label on the button. The
button input looks identical to the
submit, but they are not interchangeable — the
button input does not submit the form. For the most part, the
In addition to the
button type of input, there is a separate
<button> element can have content, while the
<input> element is
null (that is, it does not have a closing tag and cannot contain any content. This means that the
<button> element can have a picture, or marked-up text, while the
button input cannot have either.
So, if the
<button> element is basically the same, except better, why use the
button input type at all? The answer is the
value attribute. With the
button type input, the
value is displayed on the button itself. With the
<button> element, the button displays its content. This means that if you want to update or use the
value and the displayed content in concert, you would need to use the
button input, or else do a lot more scripting to sync the
<button> value with its content. If the
value is irrelevant, either element works just fine.