linkButton out of CHtml::form to submit the form

from what i have experienced in yii a link created via CHtml helper automatically submits the CHtml::form where it resides. I am in the situation of creating a CHtml::linkButton out of the form that i want to submit.

I have solved creating a tag <a> with some javascript that submit the CHtml::form, but in my opinion it is not an elegant solution.

Is there another way to do so?

Linkbutton is able to work outside a form. Did u try that?

do you have a code example for a linkbutton out of a CHtml::form (but in the same view) that submit that form?

The delete buttons created using yiic crud are example.