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Form Tutor v 4.8 by Joe Barta
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Hello. My name is Joe and I'm going to show you how to add interactivity to your web documents by way of the <FORM> tag. With the form tag you can add to your web pages a guestbook, order forms, surveys, get feedback or whatever.

The basic construction of a html form is this...

  <FORM>    begin a form
  <INPUT>   ask for information in one of several different ways...
  <INPUT>   ...there can be as many input areas as you wish
  </FORM>   end a form

That's html forms in a nutshell. You are now ready to make some forms! Now's a good time to stress that if you want to learn how to make quality html documents, then you would be well served to take the time to teach yourself the tags. If you rely on the so-called "form wizards" in the "easy as pie html editors" out there, you will have greatly limited flexibilty, and the end result may not be what you are trying to achieve. In my opinion the best html editors to use are text based editors. A few good ones that come to mind are listed here. These editors will make your html coding easier. They don't attempt to do it for you.

Although this tutorial is not "optimised" for any particular browser, things may be rendered a little differently depending on your browser of choice.

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