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July 22, 2005

To learn about how to deliver OpenGL type animation over the internet, Iíve been looking over the various tutorials available at now,  and looking over nitty gritty code elements like the html for tables:
Table Tags




Defines a table


Defines a table header


Defines a table row


Defines a table cell


Defines a table caption


Defines groups of table columns


Defines the attribute values for one or more columns in a table


Defines a table head


Defines a table body


Defines a table footer

 The section on forms and input is interesting.  For instance, here're some text fields you can enter data into:

Do you suffer from troglodytic tendencies?
Do you identify more with renaissance,
      bourgeois or post modern sensibilities?
Pretty niftomatic, huh?  Try entering username and password:
The password is blobbed out, huh? Am I a pro with this stuff?  

Now if you want to actually retrieve information.  Supposedly (presumably)  you do a
<form name="input" action="html_form_action.asp" method="get">,
the user types some characters in the text field, clicks the "Submit" button and input is sent to a page called "html_form_action.asp". That page will show you the received input?   Hmm...  Not sure I could retrieve same, but we'll see.

I have troglodytic tendencies
I have bourgeois sensibilities
want to be with the girls
don't want to play like that
just want to talk to the boys
just want to do what is in their hearts
want things that make common sense
are getting into abstract analysis
want to make the intuitive leap
are making plans that have far reaching effects
Say, "What do you mean?"
There is love
Yeah, how am I doing? Forms galore!
I am (click all those that apply)

This example cannot be edited because our editor uses a text area for input, and your browser does not allow a text editing inside a text area.

What ho, the W3 folks strongly advocate using css (cascading style sheets) which I'm already on to, though not nearly enough, given the spotty intermittent style of this very document.

It would be nice to actually gather input this way: real multiple choice tests, etc.




 Another thing to try here is the command action="html_form_action.asp" inside a form.


If you click the "Submit" button, you will send your input to a new page called html_form_action.asp.