Chapter 11New HTML Form Elements and Usage

Collecting data with HTML has always been an important facet of web design. Forms have evolved to support the current data needs. HTML5 continues this trend by introducing new methods of collecting data that are more secure, more user-friendly, and easier for the developer to use than with previous versions. They are also very browser-dependent.

The new items in HTML5 are not necessarily new tags, but modifications on how the existing tags can be used. For example, the <input> tag has many new types to use, well beyond the text boxes and menus offered by HTML4. Trying a new input type is completely safe, as browsers that do not support the new tag will convert them to a standard text box. Since the new ...

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