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Chapter 6. Dynamic Forms

Chapter 6. Dynamic Forms

In the finite world of Web interfaces, forms are the only way to gather any kind of data from your users. Any input that’s more complicated than a mouse click and less infinite than a personal e-mail, such as customer feedback or information required to join a mailing list or place an order, is going to come from a form.

Dreamweaver MX gives you a level of control over sophisticated behind-the-scenes form processing without requiring you to have advanced programming skills. Using an ordinary Web server, for example, you’d need to write a separate CGI script (usually in Perl) to process information from a form. But using an application server instead of an ordinary Web server, you can use Dreamweaver’s built-in server behaviors to easily execute many common form-processing tasks such as searching a database or updating or modifying a database. You can even use forms to design a complete interface that lets you administer your database directly from your browser, and even remotely over the Web, as you’ll learn in Chapter 8, Editing Records From Web Interfaces.


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