Chapter 17: Forms, Feedback, Scripting, and
In This Chapter
opinions of form tags (and what they're for)
with browser and server limitations
good layouts from even better attitudes
(and cheating) with CGI
without fear; handling data without gloves
- HTML Forms and Forthright Feedback
- On the Limitations of Form(s)
- Beware of browser!
- Sorry, servers . . .
- What's in a Form?
- Forms involve two-way communication
- Tag! You're a form . . .
- Using Form Tags
- Setting the <FORM> environment
- A METHOD to our madness
- Lights, camera . . . ACTION
- Let's make an assumption . . .
- Incoming! Taking aim with <INPUT>
- TYPE-casting still works!
- Other <INPUT> attributes
- A TEXT-oriented <INPUT> example
- Being <SELECT>ive
- <TEXTAREA> to wax eloquent (or wane
- Form Good Habits and Attitudes
- Interactivity, Multimedia, and Cold Feet
- Specify CGI and Gate-a-way with It
- Common Gateway: This way to server side
- CGI scripts/programs: Watch your language
- What's going on in a CGI program?
- CGI input: What's in this stuff anyway?
- Short and sweet: extended URLs
- Gabby and thorough: input stream
- A shell game with CGI environment variables
- Forming up: input-handling programs
- Options for Coding CGI
- Build Your Own CGI Juggernaut
- Example 1: What time is it?
- Example 2: Counting page visits
- Example 3: Decoding clickable map coordinates
- Installing and using CGIs
- How to Cheat at CGI
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