Forms


Forms create an interface for the user to select options and submit data back to the web server.

<button>...</button>

Usage

Creates a button.

Start/End Tag

Required/Required.

Attributes

%coreattrs, %i18n, %events.

 

name="..."The button name.

 

value="..."The value of the button.

 

type="..."The button type (button, submit, reset).

 

disabled="..."Sets the button state to disabled.

 

tabindex="..."Sets the tabbing order between elements with a defined tabindex.

 

onfocus="..."The event that occurs when the element receives focus.

 

onblur="..."The event that occurs when the element loses focus.

Empty

No.


<fieldset>...</fieldset>

Usage

Groups related controls.

Start/End Tag

Required/Required.

Attributes

%coreattrs, %i18n, %events.

Empty

No.


<form>...</form>

Usage

Creates a form that holds controls for user input.

Start/End Tag

Required/Required.

Attributes

%coreattrs, %i18n, %events.

 

action="..."The URL for the server action.

 

enctype="..."Specifies the MIME (Internet media type).

 

onsubmit="..."The intrinsic event that occurs when the form is submitted.

 

onreset="..."The intrinsic event that occurs when the form is reset.

 

target="..."Determines where the resource will be displayed (user-defined name, _blank, _parent, _self, _top).

 

accept-charset="..."The list of character encodings.

 

method="..."The HTTP method (post or get).

Empty

No.


<input>

Usage

Defines controls used in forms.

Start/End Tag

Required/IllegalSee note for XHTML 1.0 requirements.

Attributes

%coreattrs, %i18n, %events.

 

type="..."The type of input control (text, password, checkbox, radio, submit, reset, file, hidden, image, button).

 

name="..."The name of the control (required except for submit and reset).

 

value="..."The initial value of the control (required for radio and checkboxes).

 

checked="..."Sets the radio buttons to a checked state.

 

disabled="..."Disables the control.

 

readonly="..."For text password types.

 

size="..."The width of the control in pixels except for text and password controls, which are specified in number of characters.

 

maxlength="..."The maximum number of characters that can be entered.

 

src="/books/2/631/1/html/2/..."The URL to an image control type.

 

alt="..."An alternative text description.

 

usemap="..."The URL to a client-side imagemap.

 

tabindex="..."Sets the tabbing order between elements with a defined tabindex.

 

onfocus="..."The event that occurs when the element receives focus.

 

onblur="..."The event that occurs when the element loses focus.

 

onselect="..."Intrinsic event that occurs when the control is selected.

 

onchange="..."Intrinsic event that occurs when the control is changed.

 

accept="..."File types allowed for upload.

Deprecated

align="..."Controls alignment (left, center, right, justify).

Empty

Yes.

Notes

In XHTML 1.0, this tag should take the XML form of <input /> to ensure compatibility with older browsers.


<isindex>

Usage

Prompts the user for input.

Start/End Tag

Required/IllegalSee note for XHTML 1.0 requirements.

Attributes

%coreattrs, %i18n.

Deprecated

prompt="..."Provides a prompt string for the input field.

Empty

Yes.

Notes

This field is deprecated in favor of actual form controls.


<label>...</label>

Usage

Labels a control.

Start/End Tag

Required/Required.

Attributes

%coreattrs, %i18n, %events.

 

for="..."Associates a label with an identified control.

 

disabled="..."Disables a control.

 

accesskey="..."Assigns a hotkey to this element.

 

onfocus="..."The event that occurs when the element receives focus.

 

onblur="..."The event that occurs when the element loses focus.

Empty

No.


<legend>...</legend>

Usage

Assigns a caption to a fieldset.

Start/End Tag

Required/Required.

Attributes

%coreattrs, %i18n, %events.

 

accesskey="..."Assigns a hotkey to this element.

Deprecated

align="..."Controls alignment (left, center, right, justify).

Empty

No.


<option>...</option>

Usage

Specifies choices in a select element.

Start/End Tag

Required/Optional (HTML); Required/Required (XHTML 1.0).

Attributes

%coreattrs, %i18n, %events.

 

selected="..."Specifies whether the option is selected.

 

disabled="..."Disables control.

 

value="..."The value submitted if a control is submitted.

Empty

No.


<select>...</select>

Usage

Creates choices for the user to select.

Start/End Tag

Required/Required.

Attributes

%coreattrs, %i18n, %events.

 

name="..."The name of the element.

 

size="..."The width in number of rows.

 

multipleAllows multiple selections.

 

disabled="..."Disables the control.

 

tabindex="..."Sets the tabbing order between elements with a defined tabindex.

 

onfocus="..."The event that occurs when the element receives focus.

 

onblur="..."The event that occurs when the element loses focus.

 

onselect="..."Intrinsic event that occurs when the control is selected.

 

onchange="..."Intrinsic event that occurs when the control is changed.

Empty

No.


<textarea>...</textarea>

Usage

Creates an area for user input with multiple lines.

Start/End Tag

Required/Required.

Attributes

%coreattrs, %i18n, %events.

 

name="..."The name of the control.

 

rows="..."The width in number of rows.

 

cols="..."The height in number of columns.

 

disabled="..."Disables the control.

 

readonly="..."Sets the displayed text to read-only status.

 

tabindex="..."Sets the tabbing order between elements with a defined tabindex.

 

onfocus="..."The event that occurs when the element receives focus.

 

onblur="..."The event that occurs when the element loses focus.

 

onselect="..."Intrinsic event that occurs when the control is selected.

 

onchange="..."Intrinsic event that occurs when the control is changed.

Empty

No.

Notes

Text to be displayed is placed within the start and end tags.





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