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.