A read-only reference to the Form object that contains the Button.
A read-only String, set by the HTML NAME attribute, that specifies the name of the button.
A read-only string that specifies the type of this form element. For Button elements, it has the value "button". Available in Navigator 3.0 and later.
A read-only String property, specified by the HTML VALUE attribute, which specifies the value displayed in the Button element.
A Button element is created with a standard HTML <INPUT> tag, with the addition of the onClick attribute:
The Button element represents a graphical push button in a form within an HTML document. The value property contains the text that is displayed by the button. The name property is a name by which the button may be referred to. The onClick event handler is invoked when the user clicks on the button.
Use a Button element whenever you want to allow the user to trigger some action on your web page. You can sometimes use a Link object for the same purpose, but unless the desired action is to follow a hypertext link, a Button is a better choice than a Link, because it makes it more explicit to the user that there is something to be triggered.
Note that the Submit and Reset elements are types of Buttons that submit a form and reset a form's values. Often these default actions are sufficient for a form, and you do not need to create any other types of buttons.
<FORM name="form1"> <INPUT type="button" name="press_me_button" value="Press Me" onClick="name = prompt('What is your name?',")" > </FORM>