Talk:Form (HTML)

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Um, there's no sample image at the top of the page that the text is referring to... Arden 10:48, 12 April 2007 (UTC)

Select[edit]

The description of select is misleading. 'Select multiple="multiple"' is not a dropdown menu (it can't be, obviously). However, I'm struggling to think of a short and concise way of wording it. Perhaps someone else can have a go at making the following's information more readable:

  • select – a list (either as drop-down, for single-select, or linear list for multiple-select) that displays a list of items a user can select from

-pinkgothic 07:56, 31 May 2007 (UTC)

The example image caption should not say ``rendered by Mozilla Firefox[edit]

IMHO the example image caption shouldn't say ``rendered by Mozilla Firefox:

  • actual rendering is done by a rendering engine
  • rendering will vary amongst versions
  • starting with Firefox 3.x, form elements are being rendered to resemble the native environment, so that e.g. Mac OS X and KDE will differ dramatically —Preceding unsigned comment added by Rdancer (talkcontribs) 17:23, 26 June 2008 (UTC)

Should the example form rendering image be updated?[edit]

The example image lacks the elegance of contemporary web pages. This is obvious from the programming point of view, because the code is an unadorned HTML, but the unassuming reader may not appreciate this, and it may be useful (unless it is required to illustrate history of forms) to use a contemporary example styled with CSS and whatnot, maybe a fragment of an actual form in use somewhere prominent? Rdancer (talk) 17:29, 26 June 2008 (UTC)

History of web forms[edit]

This article may benefit from a history section explaining who invented web forms, when the first HTML based forms were used and which software first supported them, and more. HTTP Cookies article has a similar history section. mmj (talk) 03:43, 18 November 2008 (UTC)

XForms[edit]

This article seems to almost exclusively deal with HTML web forms, but XForms are an alternative standard for expressing forms on the web, albeit poorly supported and rarely used. The article could be modified to give a more general overview of web forms. mmj (talk) 03:43, 18 November 2008 (UTC)

XForms are indeed a different thing, and already have a large article dealing with them at XForms. --VinceBowdren (talk) 10:21, 18 November 2008 (UTC)

Section on security[edit]

I removed an HTML comment that mentioned that CAPTCHA may be expanded into a section called 'security'. I wanted to point out that CAPTCHA are not a security measure, unless the premise 'everything humans do can be trusted while everything machines do cannot' were somehow true. CAPTCHA can be used to reduce some types of automated spam or nuisance behaviour on a large scale, or reduce the server load from large amounts of automated queries such as search queries. ...

That said, a small section on security of web forms could be added and linked off to a larger article called something like 'web application security' as the topic of web security a) is relevant to web forms but extends way beyond the scope of web forms and b) is big and complex enough for its own article (or multiple articles). mmj (talk) 04:00, 8 January 2009 (UTC)

on wikipedia[edit]

A section (or at least some link(s)) "Forms on Wikipedia / mediawiki software" would be nice & helpful. Thanks in advance! — MFH:Talk 15:21, 4 February 2013 (UTC)

Posdata[edit]

I was refered here, searching Posdata, and i think it's a big error, so if someone can repair it...

81.202.108.191 (talk) 11:36, 4 May 2014 (UTC)