Elgg has views for collecting input from users and for displaying what was collected. Forms are the most common method for accepting user input. The form body consists of a set of input views (for textboxes, radio buttons, a submit button, and so on). It is highly recommended to use the input views for creating forms. This ensures the HTML markup is consistent across the site.
Generally, the data that was entered by the user will be displayed on the site. Elgg uses a parallel set of output views. These views add the appropriate markup for the data being displayed. URLs become hyperlinks, long chunks of text are automatically formatted in paragraphs, and time stamps are turned into human-readable date strings.
Input views are primarily ...