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Rapid Application Development with Mozilla™ by Nigel McFarlane

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Chapter 7. Forms and Menus

This chapter describes most of the XUL tags used for data entry. It also explains how to submit forms over the Web. Widgets and tags more concerned with user movement are covered in Chapter 8, Navigation.

The best way to assist users with their input is with guidance and feedback. For paper-based systems, this means using a particular style of layout called a form. GUI toolkits provide widgets that are electronic versions of paper forms. In Chapter 4, First Widgets and Themes, buttons were considered at length. This chapter describes the other basic form controls that go with buttons: menus, check ...

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