<FORM> tag defines a environment where other HTML contents are placed to create the form.
Any tag which is allowed inside of the
<BODY> container is allowed inside a form.
This tag has two attributes which must be used if the form is to work correctly.
Here's what an empty form would look like:
<FORM method="post" action="/cgi-bin/program1.pl"> </FORM>
In the example above, we assume the CGI program (program1.pl) resides in the cgi-bin directory of the server which contains the form itself.
A form that would email you directly could look like this:
<FORM METHOD="POST" ACTION="mailto:your email address">
The tags added to HTML to allow for HTML forms are: <FORM>. . . </FORM> Define an input form. Attributes: ACTION, METHOD, ENCTYPE <INPUT> Define an input field. Attributes: NAME, TYPE, VALUE, CHECKED, SIZE, MAXLENGTH <SELECT> . . . </SELECT> Define a selection list. Attributes: NAME, MULTIPLE, SIZE <OPTION> Define a selection list selection (within a SELECT). Attribute: SELECTED <TEXTAREA> . . . </TEXTAREA> Define a text input window. Attribute: NAME, ROWS, COLS