Free-Form Input with the INPUT Element

Let’s face it—no one likes being bossed around by some electronic device. People would much rather tell the device what to do. Keep this in mind as you develop your WAP applications because your users are people, too.

Users want the ability to input and interact with an application. They want control. Chapter 5, “Navigation Using WML,” explored how to allow users to move from one area of an application to another. Although navigation is a necessity, what users really want is the ability to input data and have an application use this information to provide some type of task.

In WML, the ability of users to input information is provided through the INPUT element. This element enables you to create a place ...

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