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Basics of Web Design
HTML5 & CSS3 Third Edition


Chapter 10 – Form Basics

Forms are used for many purposes all over the Web. They are used by search engines to accept keywords and by online stores to process e-commerce shopping carts. Websites use forms to help with a variety of functions—accepting visitor feedback, encouraging visitors to send a news story to a friend or colleague, collecting e-mail addresses for a newsletter, and accepting order information. This chapter introduces a very powerful tool for web developers—forms that accept information from web page visitors. Resource websites and chapter links are listed below.

Free Remotely-hosted Form Processing

Privacy & Form Processing

CSS Attribute Selectors

Browser Support for HTML5 Form Controls

Chapter Updates

  • Page 325
    The last URL on the page should be:
    http://www.w3.org/TR/CSS21/selector.html

  • Page 328
    When you display your page in a browser it should look similar to Figure 10.17 instead of Figure 10.10.

  • Page 330
    The label element in the first code sample should be:
    <label for="myEmail">E-mail:</label>

  • JavaJam Case Study, Page 346, Task 2, Step 1
    The label text in Figure 10.37 is left-aligned, so do not configure right-alignment for text in this step.

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Server-Side Technologies

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