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
- FormMail *Free Trail
- Icebrrg *Free Trial
- Hosted Scripts
Privacy & Form Processing
CSS Attribute Selectors
Browser Support for HTML5 Form Controls
- http://caniuse.com (also CSS3 browser support information)
- http://findmebyip.com/litmus (also CSS3 browser support information)
Use https instead of http when you are coding the action attribute values provided in the textbook.
- Pages 334, 335, 344
The value for the action attribute should be https://webdevbasics.net/scripts/demo.php
- Page 349
The value for the action attribute should be https://webdevbasics.net/scripts/pacific.php
- Page 353
The value for the action attribute should be https://webdevbasics.net/scripts/yoga.php
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- Ruby on Rails
- Adobe ColdFusion
- Adobe Flex
- Microsoft .NET Framework
- Active Server Pages
- Java Server Pages