Red Cricket Red Cricket - 6 months ago 32
HTML Question

How to create a HTML Cancel button that redirects to a URL

I am playing with the Buttons in the w3schools Tryit editor, and I am trying to figure out how to make my browser redirect to an URL when I click on the "Cancel" button.

Here's what I have tried:



<form action="demo_form.asp" method="get">
First name: <input type="text" name="fname"><br>
Last name: <input type="text" name="lname"><br>
<button type="submit" value="Submit">Submit</button>
<button type="reset" value="Reset">Reset</button>
<button type="cancel" onclick="javascript:window.location='http://stackoverflow.com';">Cancel</button>
</form>





But it doesn't work. Any ideas?

Answer

cancel is not a valid value for a type attribute, so the button is probably defaulting to submit and continuing to submit the form. You probably mean type="button".

(The javascript: should be removed though, while it doesn't do any harm, it is an entirely useless label)

You don't have any button-like functionality though, so would be better off with:

<a href="http://stackoverflow.com"> Cancel </a>

… possibly with some CSS to make it look like a button.