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Macromedia Dreamweaver 8 Advanced for Windows and Macintosh: Visual Quickpro Guide by Lucinda Dykes

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Chapter 8. Using Dynamic Forms

HTML forms are a standard tool for gathering information from site visitors. When creating a form, you use form objects, such as text fields, menus, radio buttons and check boxes, to gather information from visitors to the Web page. When visitors are finished filling out the form, they click a button, and the information is submitted to a server.

The information you gather from a form can be used to provide dynamic content for a page. You can also use a database to supply dynamic content for form objects, such as a menu list in which the items reflect the current contents of a database table field, or text fields that are filled in automatically when the page is requested by a browser.

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