How To Use "reset" Input/Action Fields


How To Use "reset" Input/Action Fields? - XHTML 1.0 Tutorials - Understanding Forms and Input Fields



A "reset" input field is defined as <input type="reset" .../>. "reset" input fields can be used to create reset buttons in a form. When a reset button is clicked, the form will be refreshed by replacing user entered values with default values. Only one other attribute that is useful to this "reset" input type:

  • value="buttonValue" - Specifies the value to be displayed on the reset button. The default is value="Reset".

Here is a tutorial example with two reset button input fields:

<?xml version="1.0" ?>
<!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.0 Strict//EN"
  <title>Reset Button Input Fields</title>
  <h4>Online Survey</h4>
  <form action="http://localhost/submit">
  <p style="background-color: #eeeeee; padding: 8px;">
   Your name: <input type="text" name="name"
    value="Joe Miller"/><br/>
   How did you find FYIcenter:<br/>
        <input type="radio" name="channel"
     value="google" checked="checked"/>Google search<br/>
        <input type="radio" name="channel"
     value="yahoo"/>Yahoo search<br/>
        <input type="radio" name="channel"
     value="friend"/>Your friend<br/>
   <input type="reset"/> 
   <input type="reset" value="Refresh"/> 

If you save the above document as reset_button.html, and view it with Internet Explorer, you will see a form with 2 reset buttons as shown below:
            Reset Buttons

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