Let's look at a very simple form:
favorite color: <INPUT NAME="color">
This form has all the required elements for a form:
- Start the form here. The
ACTION attribute, which is required with every
<FORM ...> tag, is used with CGI, discussed below.
- Data entry field.
<INPUT ...> creates most types of form fields, but
<TEXTAREA ...> and
<SELECT ...> also create certain types.
- End the form here.
Of course, this form doesn't do much. You can type something into the one field, but that's it, nothing happens from there. In the next section, we expand the form a little.