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Programming with HTML Forms

Programming with HTML Forms

by Andrew Davison (


The three stages in the design and implementation of a HTML forms-based application are described. Two examples are presented: the first illustrates the basics of forms programming, while the second is a medium size application for searching a text file for matching strings. Testing and user-logging are briefly discussed.

  1. Introduction
  2. Forms Programming in Three Stages
  3. Forms Syntax
  4. Document and Application Communication
  5. Example 1: The Echoer
  6. Example 2: The File Searcher
  7. A Note on Testing
  8. Logging
  9. Conclusions

Comments are welcome

Copyright 1996 Andrew Davison and Created: Apr. 26, 1996
Revised: May 7, 1996