|Forms allow readers of your Web page to send you information. You can create forms that send you email, forms that search a database, forms that add information to a database, and more.|
Forms work by running a program on a Web server. So, to create a usable form, you either have to know how to program or use a program that someone else wrote.
In AOLpress, the location of the program you want to run is called the Form Handler Location. Since you haven't created a program yet, we'll use the program WebCrawler uses to help you search the Web. To run someone else's program, you create fields that match the ones in the form normally used to run the program. The WebCrawler program is located at: http://www.webcrawler.com/cgi-bin/WebQuery.
||Try it here:|
|Now your form is ready to use!
Try typing some keywords you want to search for on the Web. Then, click the
"WebCrawler" button. You should see the WebCrawler search results. Click
icon to return to this page.
If you are an AOL member, see the AOL
page for information about the form handlers provided with your AOL
A selection list lets you pull down a list and select the option you want. Here we'll add a selection list that lets you control how many matches WebCrawler sends.
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|For more information about creating forms, see
the chapter on
forms in the AOLpress
User's Guide. For information about creating programs to use with your forms,
you can read the
In the next lesson you'll learn how to create frames to divide your page into separate regions. Don't forget to choose FileSave to save your changes to this page.
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