Hi Guys!

I was wondering if anyone could shed some light on this problem.

I recently changed my login forms ugly default submit button to and image. The problem being that the image is submitting the form but I'm not getting the results I hoped for. It isn't logging me in or showing any other error messages e.g. Wrong password.

So I ran:

echo '<pre>';
echo '</pre>';

Which gave my the following array after entering an example and clicking the submit image button:

    [username] => test
    [password] => test
    [submit_x] => 64
    [submit_y] => 14

I was hoping someone could shed some light on my problem.

My PHP goes something like:


// Show login form

I know my PHP is alright as it works fine without an image button.

Thank you for any help in advance :)


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Member Avatar for Zagga

Hi public-image,

This is a problem that affects IE and Firefox(4+) but for different reasons.

IE doesn't recognise the image button as a submit button, so no form data is send when the button is clicked.

Firefox doesn't send a name of the button field, just the x and y co-ordinates, so you can't check if a submit button has been clicked.

Your best bet is to use a standard submit button (which is what we should be using anyway) and style it nicely with CSS. A google search for 'css submit button' will give all the info you need.


Thanks for clearing that up! :)

Member Avatar for Zagga

No worries. It's fresh in my mind because I just converted all the buttons on my site for this very reason.

I believed I was just becoming a very rusty coder although that would be quite a kick in the chops due to the button part being HTML :)

hi. I am newbie at PHP programming. something makes me crazy since 2 days. I wanted to make a simply feedback form but i can not understand problem it does not work. i decided to make a really simple sample for test. I created 2 files. welcome.html and welcome.asp

<form action="welcome.php" method="post">
Name: <input type="text" name="fname" />
Age: <input type="text" name="age" />
<input type="submit" />


and welcome.php

Welcome <?php echo $_POST["fname"]; ?>!<br />
You are <?php echo $_POST["age"]; ?> years old.

i have copied and pasted these codes from http://www.w3schools.com/php/php_forms.asp
i sent my pages into my server. but it never works
is there anyone who can help me? what can be problem here?

Member Avatar for Zagga

I think you are getting asp and php mixed up. Save welcome.asp as welcome.php instead and try that.

Also, you should really open a new post for your problem, instead of reopening a old solved thread.


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