HTML and CSS Reference
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Chapter Objectives
In this chapter, you will learn how to ...
Describe common uses of forms on Web pages
Create forms on Web pages using the <form> ,
<input /> , <textarea> , and <select>
Create forms that provide additional accessibility
features using the accesskey and tabindex
Associate form controls and groups using
<label> , <fieldset> , and <legend>
Create custom image buttons and use the
<button> element
Use CSS to style a form
Describe the features and common uses of
server-side processing
Invoke server-side processing to handle form
Find free server-side processing resources on
the Web
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. Web sites 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.
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