HTML and CSS Reference
In-Depth Information
To Start Notepad++ and Open an HTML File
The following steps start Notepad++ and open the HTML file, bluwavform.html.
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Start Notepad++ and, if necessary, maximize the window.
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With a USB drive plugged into your computer, click File on the menu bar and then click Open.
If necessary, navigate to the Chapter06\ChapterFiles folder on the USB drive.
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Click bluwavform.html in the list of files.
Click the Open button to open the bluwavform.html file in Notepad++ (Figure 6-7).
bluwavform.html file from
Data Files for Students
Figure 6-7
Creating a Form and Identifying the Form Process
When adding a form to a Web page, the first steps are creating the form and
identifying how the form is processed when it is submitted. The start <form> and end
</form> tags designate an area of a Web page as a form. Between the <form> and </form>
tags, form controls can be added to request different types of information and allow the
appropriate input responses. A form can include any number of controls.
The action attribute of the <form> tag specifies the action that is taken when the
form is submitted. Information entered in forms can be sent by e-mail to an e-mail address
or can be used to update a database. Although the e-mail option is functional, many Web
sites process information from forms using Common Gateway Interface (CGI) scripting.
CGI Scripts
Using CGI scripts to process
forms is a much more
efficient way to handle
the data that is sent from
a form. Many Web sites
have free sample CGI
scripts for Web developers
to use. Search the Web for
relevant CGI information
and free samples.
 
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