HTML and CSS Reference
As a publisher of information on the Web, you can use forms for many different pur-
poses, such as the following:
To get feedback about your pages.
To get information from your readers (survey, voting, demographic, or any other
kind of data). You then can collect statistics on that data, store it in a database, or
do anything you want with it.
To provide online order forms for products or services available on the Web.
To create comment forms and forums that enable your readers to post their own
information on your pages. These kinds of systems enable your readers to commu-
nicate not only with you, but also with other readers of your pages.
In addition to forms, which provide some of the most popular forms of interactivity on
the Web, advanced features of web technologies provide even more interactivity. Flash,
web pages. Software can run on the Web to enable real-time chat sessions between your
readers. As time goes on, the Web becomes less of a medium for people passively sitting
and digesting information (and becoming “Net potatoes”) and more of a medium for
reaching and communicating with other people all over the world.