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  • HOW TO TAKE INFORMATION FROM USER USING HTML FORMS

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    When we want to take(collect) information from user or those who are visiting site, for this purpose html forms are use. for eg:- for user registration in any social site, we want to collect his personal information like his name,last name, email, address etc.

    A form will take information from user and then send it to back-end application such as Script or PHP script etc.

    Below are some form elements which are available.

    • Text fields
    • Textarea
    • Drop down
    • Radio buttons
    • Checkboxes

    Syntax

    <form action="Script URL" method="GET|POST"> 
    
    here come form elements like checkboxes, Radio buttons, text fields etc.
    
    </form>
    

    Form elements or form controls

    Text field :- this is use to take text input from user like name last name etc. Syntax

    <form >
    NAME:  <input type="text" name="name" />
    <br>
    ADDRESS:  <input type="text" name="address" />
    </form>
    

    Radio button :- This button is used when user have to select one option from two or many.

    Syntax

    <form>
    <input type="radio" name="sex" value="male"> Male
    <input type="radio" name="sex" value="female"> female
    </form>
    

    Checkbox :- It let the user select one or more options from many options. In radio button you can only select one option not more than one.

    Syntax

    <form>
      <input type="checkbox" name="car" value="honda"> I have a honda<br>
      <input type="checkbox" name="car" value="maruti" checked> I have a maruti<br>
    
    </form>
    

    Drop down :- A drop down box is also know as select box, it gives a option to list down various options in the form, that place user can select one or more that one options.

    Syntax

    <form>
    <select name="dropdown">
    <option value="Maths" selected>Maths</option>
    <option value="Physics">Physics</option>
    </select>
    </form>
    

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