Hour 8. Creating HTML Forms

Up to this point, everything in this book has focused on getting information out to others. (Email links, introduced in Hour 7, "Email Links and Links Within a Page,"  are the one exception.) But HTML is a two-way street; you can use your Web pages to gather information from the people who read them as well.

Web forms allow you to receive feedback, orders, or other information from your Web pages readers. If you've ever used a Web search engine such as HotBot or Yahoo!, you're familiar with HTML forms. Product order forms are also an extremely popular use of forms.

This chapter shows you how to create your own forms and the basics of how to handle form submissions.

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