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web subscription pages problem

Hi, I just tried to subscribe to (yet another) debian list and found
aproblem with the HTML on the web pages:
for example (I assume the others are the same)

On both the browsers I use (Fresco 2.13 and Oregano 1.1js for RISCOS - the
two newest browsers available for this platform) only the clear button
appears. The Subscribe and unsubscribe buttons just appear as inactive
text. this means you can't use the page for subscribing or unsubscribing at
all, which is quite serious.

This seems to be because the form:
<button type="submit" name="action" value="subscribe">Subscribe</button>
<button type="submit" name="action" value="unsubscribe">Unsubscribe</button>
 is used for these buttonsm rather than 
<input type="submit" name="action" value="subscribe">
<input type="submit" name="action" value="unsubscribe">

Both of these parse as valid HTML 4.0, but the latter form is also valid
HTML 3.2 (I think) and hence works on my browsers. Unless there is a
_really_ good reason I think we should keep the more-compatible form, as
not being able to subscribe or unsubscribe with these pages is a serious

Whilst validating I did notice one other tiny complaint:
> Line 128, column 25:
>  under the GPL.</small></p>
>  Error:  end tag for element "P" which is not open; try removing the end
> tag or check for improper nesting of elements 
> Sorry, this document does not validate as HTML 4.0 Transitional.

I think this means the <p> needs to be moved after the <hr> in the para

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