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tial problems, the forms-processing application on the server should be
robust enough to handle missing files, erroneous files, extremely large
files, and files with unusual or unexpected formats.
9.5.2. Checkboxes
The checkbox form control gives users a way to select or deselect an
item quickly and easily in your form. Checkboxes also may be grouped
to create a set of choices, any and all of which the user may select or
Create individual checkboxes by setting the type attribute for each <in-
put> tag to checkbox . Include the required name and value attributes. Only
the values of those items selected by the user appear in the submitted
form. The optional checked attribute (no value) tells the browser to dis-
play a selected (checked) checkbox and include its value when submit-
ting the form to the server unless the user deliberately deselects (un-
checks) the box.
The value of the checked checkbox submitted to the server is the
text string you specify in the required value attribute. For example, in
What pets do you own?
<input type="checkbox" name="pets" value="dog" /> Dog
<br />
<input type="checkbox" checked="checked" name="pets" value="cat" /> Cat
<br />
<input type="checkbox" name="pets" value="bird" /> Bird
<br />
<input type="checkbox" name="pets" value="fish" /> Fish
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