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Creating a Submit Button using a picture

Posted on 2003-12-10
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Does anybody have a simple script to create a Form Submit button using a picture. Thanks,
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Question by:Zambian4eva
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by:snoyes_jw
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you can use JavaScript and put the picture in a link:

<a href="javascript:void(document.myform.submit())"><img src="source_here"></a>
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by:snoyes_jw
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or you can do this:

<INPUT TYPE="image" NAME="submit" src="source_here" alt="Submit">
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by:Zambian4eva
ID: 9916173
I tried the

<INPUT TYPE="image" NAME="submit" src="source_here" alt="Submit">

however my form action =$PHP_SELF

and then this is after

if($submit)
{
call function
}

It will submit however it will not pass the "name" so that the if statement becomes true.

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by:snoyes_jw
ID: 9916257
You can get around that by adding a hidden element, like <input type="hidden" name="beenSubmitted" value="submitted"> and changing your if statement to if ($beenSubmitted == "submitted")

You might have to use $_REQUEST['beenSubmitted'] depending on how you have global variables set.
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shmert earned 125 total points
ID: 9916805
When you use an image as a submit button, PHP passes the X and Y coordinates in the $_POST args.  So, to see if the form was submitted using a given images, you should check:

if (isset($_REQUEST['submit_x'])) {
    // call function
}
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