After this lesson you will be able to:
In the next three lessons we will learn how to create web page forms. What are forms? You have almost certainly seen and used them on other web sites. We provide one on our alumni sign up page, as a place for you to send us information about what you have learned in Writing HTML.
Forms are used to add another level of interactivity to your web pages, to allow communication between your viewers and your web site, to gather information, and to offer different means of navigation.
The role of forms is to gather different kinds of user input, i.e. fields to type in text, menus to select items from, radio buttons to choose items. The web browser takes this information, and wraps it up into a packaged format that can be sent directly to a web server, where there is a customized program sitting and waiting for the form information. These programs can unpackage the information, manipulate it, store data, and send a feedback page back to the viewer.
This is an introduction, so we have not made any changes to our project.
Review topics for this lesson:
Writing HTML: Lesson 28: Adding some FORM to your webs
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