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Sams Teach Yourself JavaServer Pages™ in 21 Days by Steven Holzner

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Chapter 5. Reading Data from Web Pages: Check Boxes, Radio Buttons, and Select Controls

Welcome to Day 5! Today, we're going to continue the work we started yesterday—working with HTML controls and HTTP requests. You'll also learn how to deal with check boxes, radio buttons, and select controls, as well as many other topics. These are primary HTML controls that users expect to see in the pages we'll send them.

Besides these controls, we'll also take a look at working with image controls, which let you determine where the user has clicked an image. That's great for image maps—those clickable images with “hotspots” that perform various actions—which we'll also see today. To implement image maps, we'll look at the <jsp:forward> action, which lets ...

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