Basic Form Tutorial
After a few years of relying on Frontpage, I am finally beginning to build websites by code. I am trying to find a good basic step by step tutorial that will walk me through the development of a form that will be emailed to a destination. I see a number of interesting support scripts in DD but I need to get the basic form in place and working and that is a challenge to date.
Such a method cannot be accomplished via HTML alone, and requires either a server-side script (PHP, Perl, and ASP being amongst the most common languages for such a task) or an external program (at the loss of a lot of flexibility, and a significant amount of compatibility). HTML is the hypertext markup language; that is to say, it exists to go "beyond text," describing a tree-shaped document. While the definition of a "document" includes forms, which are after all a type of document, handling data is beyond HTML's scope.
Well perhaps then you can shove me in the direction of a PHP tutorial?