Chapter 7. Forms

In this chapter, we will discuss the following topics:

  • Form workflow
  • Untrusted input
  • Form processing with class-based views
  • Working with CRUD views

Let's set aside Django Forms and talk about web forms in general. Forms are not just long, boring pages with several items that you have to fill. Forms are everywhere. We use them every day. Forms power everything from Google's search box to Facebook's Like button.

Django abstracts most of the grunt work while working with forms such as validation or presentation. It also implements various security best practices. However, forms are also common sources of confusion due to one of several states they could be in. Let's examine them more closely.

How forms work

Forms can be tricky to understand ...

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