Chapter 11. Processing HTML Forms

The reason that PHP came into existence was to provide a simple way of processing user-submitted data in HTML forms. In this lesson you will learn how data entered in each type of form input is made available in a PHP script.

Submitting a Form to PHP

In case you are not familiar with HTML forms at all, let's begin by looking over what is involved in creating a web page that can collect information from a user and submit it to a web script.

The <FORM> Tag

The HTML <FORM> tag indicates an area of a web page that, when it contains text-entry fields or other form input elements, submits the values entered by a user to a particular URL.

The ACTION attribute in a <FORM> tag indicates the location of the script that the ...

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