Chapter 19. Creating and Processing HTML Forms
Topics in This Chapter
Data submission from forms
Check boxes and radio buttons
Combo boxes and list boxes
File upload controls
Server-side image maps
Groups of controls
A Web server for debugging forms
HTML forms provide a simple and reliable user interface to collect data from the user and transmit the data to a servlet or other server-side program for processing. In this chapter we present the standard form controls defined by the HTML 4.0 specification. However, before covering each control, we first explain how the form data is transmitted to the server when a
POST request is made.
We also present a mini Web server that is useful for understanding ...