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Dojo: Using the Dojo JavaScript Library to Build Ajax Applications by James E. Harmon

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Chapter 7. Dojo Form Widgets

 

... and the world was without Form ...

 
 --Genesis

As with creation, there was a point when the World Wide Web itself was also without form, <form> tags that is. But we certainly have them now, and they are the primary technique for gathering data from the user. Standard HTML provides a number of useful form widgets such as text boxes, radio buttons, check boxes, and select lists. However, these widgets are limited and a bit primitive especially considering that users today are clamoring for Rich Internet Applications with user interfaces rivaling those of some desktop applications. Dojo provides replacements for these standard widgets along with many new widgets that can be used in forms to collect information from ...

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