3. HTML Forms and PHP

The previous chapter provided a brief introduction to the topic of variables. Although you’ll often create your own variables, you’ll also commonly use variables in conjunction with HTML forms. Forms are a fundamental unit of today’s Web sites, enabling such features as registration and login systems, search capability, and online shopping. Even the simplest site will find logical reasons to incorporate HTML forms. And with PHP, it’s stunningly simple to receive and handle data generated by them.

With that in mind, this chapter ...

Get PHP for the Web: Visual QuickStart Guide, Fourth Edition now with O’Reilly online learning.

O’Reilly members experience live online training, plus books, videos, and digital content from 200+ publishers.