HTML Forms :
EXAMPLES








A typical form example would be a search engine.


SEARCH THIS SITE


This is what happens when the form is submitted:
  • The search words are sent to a program on the server.


  • The program will search a database for matches.


  • The program creates a webpage with the results.


  • The results webpage is sent back to the visitor.





Another example would be a logon page.


FREE WEB-EMAIL AT
ECHOECHO.COM

Username:

Password:

NEW USERS: SIGN UP HERE!

FORGOT YOUR PASSWORD?


This is what happens when the form is submitted:
  • The ID and password are sent to a program on the server.


  • The program will search a database for valid entries.


  • If the entry is valid the visitor is sent to the protected page.


  • If the entry is invalid the visitor is sent to a "failure" page.






Both examples send the contents of the form fields to programs running on the server.

On the next page you will learn how to run programs that can handle your forms (even if you technically can't do programming on your server)....

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