24. Using Form Controls
Understanding HTML Forms
In the early days of the Internet, communication was strictly one-way. You visited a site and pulled down information to your browser. A few years later, HTML forms were introduced and for the first time, web designers had a means of collecting information from those visiting their sites. Nowadays, almost every site uses HTML forms in one way or another.
An HTML form consists of one or more form controls such as text boxes, drop-down lists, or buttons. After information is selected or entered into the form, it is generally submitted to the web server for processing.
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