With ASP you can process information gathered by an HTML form and use
ASP code to make decisions based off this information to create dynamic web pages.
An ecommerce site
could take the user's information and store it into a database named Customers.
This information could then be used to prepopulate the shipping information when the customer
is ordering another product.
might save the user's post to a forum by taking the title and body and saving it to a file so that it can then
be called later when someone wants to view it.
Create an HTML Form
Before you can process the information, you need to create an HTML form that will
send information to your ASP page. There are two methods for sending data to an ASP form: POST and GET.
These two types of sending information are defined in your HTML Form element's Method attribute.
Also, you must specify the location of the ASP web page that will process the information.
If you would like to revisit HTML Forms check out our HTML Forms Lesson.
Below is a simple form that will send the data using the GET method. Copy and paste this code and save it as as
<form method="GET" action="tizagGet.asp">
Name <input type="text" name="Name"/>
Age <input type="text" name="Age"/>
<input type="submit" />
tizagForm.html Display (not functional):
Two Form Examples
The next two lessons will cover how to retrieve this HTML Form information using ASP. The first
lesson will be for processing data sent with the GET and the second lesson will cover
the details for processing POST data. Please continue on!
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