HTML Forms are used to collect data from the user or send data across the web.
It can also be used as an interface for web applications.
HTML form elements are
label elements, while the input elements can contain checkboxes, radio buttons, text fields, submit button, and many more.
HTML Forms - Text Fields
Text fields are
input fields where a user can enter a text in an HTML form.
HTML Text Fields are defined by adding
type="text" to an
<input type="text" />The text value of the type attribute makes it a text field
You will be thought how to write a text in multiple lines later in this lesson.
HTML Forms - Password Fields
Password fields are input fields where a user can enter a text but appears in an encoded form.
This may be in form of a circle or asterisks(*).
Password fields are used to provide private and sensitive information.
HTML Password Fields are defined by adding
<input type="password" />The password value of the type attribute makes it a password field
An HTML form is submitted when a user strikes the submit button. The browser now delivers the user's information to the server.
How This Works
- The user enters a data
- Browser delivers the data to the server
- The server executes the result.
A submit button is used to send data to the server. The data is sent to a page in the form attribute specified.
HTML Submit Button is defined by parsing the
<input type="submit" />The submit value of the type attribute makes it a submit button
valuethe attribute in the above example defines the text that should be on the submit button.
What You Should Know at the End of This Lesson
- You should know that an HTML Form is used to collect data form a user.
- You should know that the password fields are used to collect sensitive information from the user.
- You should be the submit button is clicked by the user to submit the data provided in an HTML Form.
- You should be able to create a simple HTML login form yourself.