Produces a HTML4 button element like this: <button type="...">Create</button>. Its design and implementation has been more than inspired by the Tapestry standard components Submit and Button, which uses HTML input elements.
The original motivation for using the HTML4 button element (and creating the Html4Button component) was that this HTML element allows for the text/label of the button to be the body of the button element tag, which in turn allows for using HTML as the button name (e.g. like underlining accesskey).
This component also makes the HTML4 button element work across different browsers. When using several HTML4 buttons in a form, most browsers would submit the value of the button pressed. However Internet Explorer submits all buttons which makes it difficult to figure out which was activated. Furthermore it sends whatever was between the <button ..> and </button> instead of sending the value which isn't what the Html4 specification states.
|label||java.lang.String||no||Used for "value" property of the final html element (the submitted value if button is pressed)|
|type||java.lang.String||yes||One of the allowed values for HTML4 button.type property, which at the time of writing this is "button", "submit" or "reset" (HTML4.01).|
|disabled||boolean||no||false||Sets the disabled="disabled" property on the button element if true.|
|onclickEventHandler||java.lang.String||no||Value of this property is appended to the "onclick" attribute generated by this component. Html4Button makes "onclick" a reserved parameter because it needs to put an onclick event on the button (see above description of problem in IE). Often, you will need your own onclick event on a button, which is what this attribute is for.|
|selected||java.lang.Object||no||Binds the value of the "tag" parameter to this outgoing parameter at submit time iff the submit was a result of a click on this button.|
|listener||IActionListener||no||If set, this action listener is called if this button is clicked.|
<button jwcid="@bayeux:Html4Button" type="submit" listener="listener:add" accesskey="a" label="Add"><u>A</u>dd</button>