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Special Edition Using Microsoft® Word 2000 by Bill Camarda

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Introducing Web Forms

If you've used a search engine on a Web site, you've used a simple Web form. Other typical uses of Web forms on the Internet include registration or order forms. A Web form is a specially set-off section of HTML code where a visitor can choose selections or enter text and send the results to a Web server for some action. Web forms contain all the standard buttons and boxes (called controls) you usually think of when you think of any kind of form, including

  • Text boxes

  • Option (or radio) buttons

  • Check boxes

  • Selection lists or drop-down list boxes

  • The Submit and Reset Buttons

Part of the last choice, the Submit button, is unique to Web forms, though its apparent function is the same as any other button that is pressed to complete ...

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