Version//IETF//DTD HTML 2.0 Strict//EN
ElementFORM
Purposefill-out or data-entry form
DescriptionThis element is used to create a form to collect data from users. The data is collected through elements contained in the form. Once the user indicates that they are done with the form by clicking on a button, the data is sent to a Web server for processing by a common gateway interface (CGI) program. The results of this processing are then displayed to the user.

You can't put a form inside another form.

Forms are an important way to get information from the user. Creating forms for your site requires that you can prepare a common gateway interface (CGI) program to handle the form's processing and that you have permission from your system administrator to place this program in the a special directory, typically called cgi-bin, on your server, to hold CGI scripts.

Start tagRequired <FORM>
Attributes
NameTypeDefaultComment
ACTION CDATA #IMPLIEDaddress for completed form
ENCTYPE CDATA "application/x-www-form-urlencoded"meaning an internet media type (aka mime content type, as per rfc1521); representation of form data
METHOD( GET | POST )GETmethod of submitting form
SDAPREF CDATA #FIXED "<Para>Form:</Para>"generated text prefix; in support of transformation to the International Committee for Accessible Document Design DTD for usable access to structured information by print-impaired individuals
SDASUFF CDATA #FIXED "<Para>Form End.</Para>"generated text suffix; in support of transformation to the International Committee for Accessible Document Design DTD for usable access to structured information by print-impaired individuals
Content( H1 | H2 | H3 | H4 | H5 | H6 | P | UL | OL | DIR | MENU | DL | PRE | BLOCKQUOTE | FORM | ISINDEX | HR | ADDRESS | IMG )* -( FORM ) +( INPUT | SELECT | TEXTAREA )
End tagRequired </FORM>
Referenced in BLOCKQUOTE BODY DD DIR FORM LI MENU
Example
SourceAppearance
<FORM Method="POST"
Action= "http://www.december.com/cgi-bin/formmail.secure.cgi">
<INPUT Type="hidden" Name="recipient" Value="nobody@december.com">
<p>Your Name: <INPUT Type="text" size="15" Name="user-name">
<P>Customer Number: <INPUT Type="number" size="10" Name= "customer-number">
<P>Shirt Size?
<INPUT Type="radio" Name="shirt-size" Value="S">S
<INPUT Type="radio" Name="shirt-size" Value="M">M
<INPUT Type="radio" Name="shirt-size" Value="L">L
<INPUT Type="radio" Name="shirt-size" Value="XL">XL
<P>What would you like?
<P><SELECT Name="would-like" size="2" multiple>
<OPTION>Order the product</OPTION>
<OPTION>Ask a question</OPTION>
<OPTION>Request a catalog</OPTION>
</SELECT>
<P>Your comments?<BR>
<TEXTAREA Name="comments" rows="4" cols="20"></TEXTAREA>
<P><INPUT Type="submit" Value="Send">
<INPUT Type="reset" Value="Cancel">
</FORM>

Your Name:

Customer Number:

Shirt Size? S M L XL

What would you like?

Your comments?

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