Chapter 5. Writing Form-Based Applications

Chapter 4, “Generating and Processing Forms,” covered the general techniques involved in creating forms. In this chapter, we’ll use those techniques to write several types of form-based applications, and in Chapter 6, “Automating the Form-Handling Process,” we’ll discuss how you can use information in your database to help you handle forms automatically.

Web programming includes such a diverse range of applications that we can’t hope to cover more than a fraction of the possibilities. Nevertheless, there are several recurring issues, and the applications in this chapter illustrate a number of useful ...

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