Chapter 9. Adding HTML forms to a Web Page

Display an HTML Form

HTML forms are very important for dynamic Web sites. Users type or select information in the form and submit the form by clicking a button, and the user information is passed to a program that processes it. The program can store the information in a database or use it in conditional statements to deliver individualized Web pages to the user.

To display a form on a Web page, the HTML code is included in the program in an HTML section of the script or echoed in a PHP section. A form has the following general format:

<form action="programname.php" method =

   form fields

   submit button


The form fields can be text fields, check boxes, radio buttons, drop-down lists, or hidden ...

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