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Chapter 12. Forms > The Basic Form (<form>)

12.3. The Basic Form (<form>)

The <form> tag, which is used to designate a form, contains the information necessary for interacting with the CGI program on the server. A form is made up of a number of control elements (text-entry fields, buttons, etc.) used for entering information. When the user has completed the form and presses the "submit" button, the entered data is passed to the CGI program specified by the action attribute.

You can have several forms within a single document, but they cannot be nested and you must be careful they do not overlap.


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