Submit & Reset Buttons

Buttons are defined by changing the input element’s type attribute. There is two different kinds of buttons – the submit button and the reset button.

The submit button is used whenever you want to submit a form and the markup looks like this:

<input type="submit" value="Submit now" />

The reset button is used to clear al inputs by the user and the markup looks like this:

<input type="reset" value="Reset" />

Here is a simple form with both a submit button and a reset button

<form action="url-to-formmail-provided-by-your-ISP" method="post">
	First name: <input type="text" name="firstname" /> <br />
	Surname: <input type="text" name="surname" /><br />
	<input type="reset" value="Clear form" />
	<input type="submit" value="Submit now" />
</form>

The submit-button must always be the last value selected, as it initiates the form submission whereas the reset-button can be pressed at all times during the form fill out.