HTML and CSS Reference
In-Depth Information
A summary of the steps in producing a form follows:
1. START: Start the form with the HTML <form> tag.
2. ACTION: The action attribute of the <form> tag is the URL of the server-side
(CGI) script that will process the data input from the form.
3. METHOD: Provide a method on how to process the data input. The default is
the get method.
4. CREATE: Create the form with buttons, boxes, and whatever looks attractive
using HTML tags and fields.
5. SUBMIT: Create a submit button so that the form can be processed. This will
launch the PHP, ASP.NET, or CGI script listed in the action attribute.
6. END: End the form with the </form> tag.
Table 11.4 shows the various form input types.
Table 11.4 HTML Form Controls
Input Type
name, id
Creates a generic button for user input. It has no default
name, id, size, maxlength
Creates a textbox for user input. size specifies the size of
the textbox. maxlength specifies the maximum number of
characters allowed.
name, id, size,
rows, cols
Creates a text area that can take input spanning multiple
lines. rows and cols specify the size of the box.
name, id, value
Like textbox but input is hidden. Asterisks appear in the
box to replace characters typed.
name, id, value
Displays a square box that can be checked. Creates
name/value pairs from user input. Multiple boxes can be
name, id, value
Like checkboxes, except only one button (or circle) can be
name, id, option,
size, multiple
Provides popup menus and scrollable lists. Only one can be
selected. Attribute multiple creates a visibly scrollable list.
A size of 1 creates a popup menu with only one visible box.
name, id
Specifies files to be uploaded to the server. MIME type must
be multipart/form-data.
name, id, value
Provides name/value pair without displaying an object on
the screen.
Search WWH ::

Custom Search