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
The server-side script used in the chapter is written in PHP. View the source code.
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Note that the table entry for the value "file" should be deleted. See https://developer.mozilla.org/en-US/docs/Web/HTML/Element/input/file for details about a form control for file upload.
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In the first code sample on the page, please ignore the stray <h2> tag.
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