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<form>

The <form> element acts as container for controls elements.

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A combination of one element <input type=”submit”> and

  • one or more of the following elements: <input>, <select>, <br>, <p>
  • or one single <textarea> element
Attributesattributes

values

(Default are bolded)

description
actionURL

Specifies a form processing agent. User agent behavior for a value other than an
HTTP URL is undefined. Refer to [5] for correct URL format.

methodget

Specifies the HTTP method used to send the form to the processing agent. Only get
method is supported in XHTML-GP.


<input>

The <input> element represents editable area

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Attributesattributes

values

(Default are bolded)

description
type

text
password
checkbox
radio
submit
hidden

Specifies the type of control to create.

nametext

Assigns name to the control. Not used for type=”submit”. Some names are reserved for Gigaset systems (see [5]).

valuetext

Specifies the initial value of the control. Mandatory for type=”radio” and type=”checkbox”.

disableddisabled

When set for a form control, this Boolean attribute disables the control for user input.

checkedchecked

Specifies the state of a button. Valid for type=”radio” and type=”checkbox”.

inputmode

text
digits
dialpad

Specifies appropriate input mode for the text input expected in an associated input control.
Possible values means:

text: all available characters

digits: digits only: 0…9

dialpad: dial characters: 0…9 and #, *, P, R

maxlength1..32

Specifies the maximum number of editable characters. Valid for type="text" and type="password"

Example:

<body>

<form action="http://host.com/adddata" method="get">

<p>text description</p>

<p>Text: <input type="text" name="input1" maxlength="12" value="default" /></p>
<p>Password: <input type="password" name="input2" maxlength="12" /></p>
<p>Checkmark <input type="checkbox" name="c1" checked="checked" value="check 1" /></p>
<p>Radio 1 <input type="radio" name="r1" checked="checked" value="option 1" /></p>
<p>Radio 2 <input type="radio" name="r1" value="option 2" /></p>
<p><input type="submit" value="Send"/></p>

</form>

</body>


<select>

The <select> element indicates list with options.

Contents

One or more of the following elements: <option>

Attributesattributes

values

(Default are bolded)

description
disableddisabled

When set for a form control, this boolean attribute disables the control for user input.

nametext

Assigns a name to the control.

Example:

<body>

<form action="http://host.com/adddata" method="get">

<p>Color:

<select name="colors">

<option value="1">red</option>

<option value="2" selected="selected">green</option>

<option value="3">blue</option>

</select>

</p>

<input type="submit" value="Submit"/>

</form>
</body>


<option>

The <option> element represents choice of menu created by <select>

Contents

One or more of the following elements: text

Attributesattributes

values

(Default are bolded)

description
valuetext

Specifies initial value to the control.

selectedselected

When set, this boolean attribute specifies that this option is pre-selected

.


<textarea>

Element allows the creation of a multiline text window for textual user input.

Contents

One or more of the following elements: text

Attributesattributes

values

(Default are bolded)

description
nametext

An attribute used to assign a variable name to a form control. The name should be unique within the document

Example:

<body>

<form method="get" action="edit_result.jsp">
<textarea name="s1">
The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog.
</textarea>
<input type="submit" value="Search"/>
</form>

</body>



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