IN THIS CHAPTER
Forwarding parameters via a URL
Automating application object production
Getting values from a form
Dreamweaver Technique: Building a Search Page
Making form elements dynamic
Administering data sources with Web applications
Dreamweaver Technique: Creating the Results Page
Authenticating site visitors
In a Web site composed of static HTML pages, each page generally stands on its own and is developed individually. In a dynamic Web site, however, applications often require multiple pages to be effective. A prime example is the master-detail Web application where a search box on one page leads to a master list of results on a second page, each of which, in turn, is generated detail page. To execute the application, variables and other information must be passed from one page to the next. The dynamic Web site developer has a variety of tools capable of handling this task, including forms and session variables. All these methods for creating multiple-page Web applications are available in Dreamweaver and are covered in this chapter. I also show you a one-step procedure for developing a master-detail Web application.
Additionally, this chapter covers the use of form elements, such as text fields, checkboxes, and drop-down lists for dynamic data display. Form elements are extremely useful to the Web-application developer because they let the developer update objects on-the-fly. By making a choice in one drop-down list, ...