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InterACT with Web Standards: A holistic approach to web design by Denise Jacobs, Glenda Sims, Christopher Schmitt, Chris Mills, Leslie Jensen-Inman, Lars Gunther, Derek Featherstone, Virginia DeBolt, Erin Anderson

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Chapter 19. Forms

by Chris Mills

So far in this book, our interaction with the Web has been pretty much one-sided (unless you count your site visitors or clients phoning you up and criticising your designs as web interaction). We have put our data up on the Web, and our site visitors have received it and made use of it.

Sooner or later, however, you will want to collect data from your visitors, whether it is address and credit card details during online shopping (with proper security measures in place, of course), or customer feedback, or blog comments, or times, dates and locations if they are searching for event details. This is done through HTML forms.

In this chapter I will take you through all the HTML form elements you need to know, give ...

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