HTML <form> Tag
<form name="myForm" action="http://www.htmlcodes.ws/resources/html-forms-action.cfm"> <fieldset> <legend>Name Details</legend> <p><label>First Name: <input name="fName"></label> <p><label>Surname: <input name="sName"></label> <p><label>Preferred Name: <input name="pName"></label> </fieldset> <fieldset> <legend>Gender</legend> <p><label><input type="radio" name="gender" value="male"> Male</label> <p><label><input type="radio" name="gender" value="female"> Female</label> </fieldset> <button>Submit</button> </form>
The above example demonstrates usage of the
<form> element represents a form in an HTML document. A form is a collection of form-associated elements, some of which can represent editable values that the user can submit. Once submitted, a script on the server can process the form.
For example, it could send an email, insert data into a database, provide feedback to the user, and more. Such a script could do all of these things or none of them. However, the
<form> element is not involved in any of that. It simply represents the collection of form-associated elements that are displayed to the user.
Form-associated elements mean that the element can have a form owner. The form-associated elements are:
A form can contain other elements too — it doesn't have to be a form-associated element in order to be nested between the
</form> tags. For example, you can include
<span> elements within a form.