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Forms in HTML documents 17.1 Introduction to forms An HTML form is a section of a document containing normal content, markup, special elements called controls (checkboxes, radio buttons, menus, etc.), and labels on those controls. Users generally "complete" a form by modifying its controls (entering text, selecting menu items, etc.), before submitting the form to an agent for processing (e.g., to a Web server, to a mail server, etc.) Here's a simple form that includes labels, radio buttons, and push buttons (reset the form or submit it): <FORM action="http://somesite.com/prog/adduser" method="post"><P><LABEL for="firstname">First name: </LABEL><INPUT type="text" id="firstname"><BR><LABEL for="lastname">Last name: </LABEL><INPUT type="text" id="lastname"><BR><LABEL for="email">email: </LABEL><INPUT type="text" id="email"><BR><INPUT type="radio" name="sex" value="Male"> Male<BR><INPUT type="radio" name="sex" value="Female"> Female<BR><INPUT type="submit" value="Send"><INPUT type="reset"></P></FORM>
In HTML, one can specify two different submission methods for a form. The method is specified inside a FORM element, using the METHOD attribute. The difference between METHOD="GET" (the default) and METHOD="POST" is primarily defined in terms of form data encoding. Methods GET and POST in HTML forms - what's the difference?
Basic Forms | basic inputs: <form>, text-input boxes, radi Path // → → BASIC FORMS Using simple HTML forms is a very slick way of receiving information from your visitors. You put a few boxes and buttons on your page, they enter in their details and you receive them through email — brilliant. This page was last updated on 2012-08-21
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