Chapter 4. Generating and Processing Forms

In Chapter 2, “Getting Connected—Putting Your Database on the Web,” we constructed a simple form-based application (the To-Do list manager) where we discussed topics related to form generation and processing, as we needed them. This chapter takes a more systematic approach. It lays out the structure of forms, describes the various kinds of elements you can use within forms, and discusses general techniques for extracting the contents of forms after they’ve been submitted by users. In Chapter 5, “Writing Form-Based Applications,” we’ll use the material presented here to build several different kinds ...

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