C H A P T E R  8

Using the Forms API

In this chapter, we'll explore all the new capabilities at your command with a longstanding technology: HTML Forms. Forms have been the backbone of the explosion of the Web since they first appeared. Without form controls, web business transactions, social discussions, and efficient searches would simply not be possible.

Sadly, HTML5 Forms is one of the areas in greatest flux in both specification and implementation, in spite of having been in design for many years. There's good and bad news. The good news is that the progress in this area, while incremental, is increasing fairly rapidly. The bad news is that you'll need to tread carefully to find the subset of new form controls that will work in all your ...

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