Building Advanced Forms


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If you’ve ever used HTML forms, you’ll be aware of how limiting they can be. Yes, they do provide the facility to create different types of fields and buttons, but that’s about it.

There are no date pickers for easy selection of dates from pop-up menus. There’s no built-in verification of data types such as numbers, strings, or e-mail addresses, and there’s no built-in ability to match patterns in regular expressions.

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