Forms are the means by which users may input information into a web page. If you've shopped or surfed on the Web at all, you've experienced forms in great variety.
Have you ever typed keywords into a search field to find web pages on AltaVista, or typed keywords into a search field to find books at Amazon.com? Those are forms! Have you purchased anything on-line, or requested information from a website? You certainly must have used a form to do so!
If you still don't know what a form looks like, I've created a simple survey as a form example.
Again, HTML forms are helpless without some sort of script, they can do NOTHING by themselves. Without a script, HTML forms are little more than a collection of radio buttons, text input fields, checkboxes, submit buttons, pulldown menus, scroll boxes, and other inputs, all of which do NOTHING NOTHING NOTHING.
So what will my answer be regarding form-based pulldown menus and navigation later on in this module? The form-based pulldown menus do NOTHING without a script! What will my answer be regarding submitting form information to someone as an email? The form can do NOTHING without a script!
So, now that you know that HTML forms do NOTHING without a script, that they are essentially inert on their own, we may proceed. (Can you tell that my students have some problems with this idea in my live classes at the MSP?)
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