Form Object

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One of the principal uses of JavaScript is providing a means to interact with the user on the client side. Most of the time, this interaction with the user happens through an HTML form. As a result, the JavaScript form object is an important object within the JavaScript object model. When you work with the form object, you do not do that much with a form object in and of itself. Rather, the form object provides a container by which you can retrieve data from the user. In HTML, the form object is defined as


 <FORM [NAME="formName"] [ACTION=" serverURL"] [ENCTYPE=II encodingType"]

[METHOD=GETI POST] [TARGET="windowName"] [onSubmit="methodName"]>






Form Example



<FORM NAME="form1"



    onSubmit="alert( 'Data Submited')">


<Input Type=Text





<Input Type=Text





<Input Type=Submit>






Click on the Submit Query Button to send the data to the server.



As soon as the data is submitted the onSubmit() event of the form is fired.


To define a form, follow standard HTML conventions:


<FORM.NAME="form1" ACTION=” jfm"


<!- Enter form objects here ->



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