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Absolute Beginner’s Guide to Creating Web Pages by Todd Stauffer

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Chapter 15. Adding HTML Forms

HTML allows you to add interface elements to your pages, such as menus, radio buttons, and text areas, that make it possible for your visitors to send you information or data. The data can be as simple as an e-mail address sent to you for inclusion in your Web guest book. Or, the interaction can be as complex as enabling the user to make choices for an online computer application, such as those that locate doctors at HMO Web sites or that help you rent a car at a nationwide auto rental Web site.

In this chapter, let’s take a look at how you can create HTML forms and make them look good. In Chapter 16, “CGIs and Data Gathering,” you’ll see how to create the back-end scripts that are used to process these forms.

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