HTML Forms: Interacting with the Net

In this last of three articles on the World Wide Web, Eric discusses how to create interactive HTML forms, which allow you to collect data and interact with users as well as serve documents.

You now should have the basic building blocks of form construction and processing at hand. Many things which can be done with HTML forms and CGI programs, including providing man pages via http or constructing gateways for accessing other system information. Good luck, and have fun!


Eric Kasten has been a systems programmer since 1989. Presently he is pursuing his masters in computer science at Michigan State University, where his research focuses on networking and distributed systems. Well-thought-out comments and questions may be directed to him at You may also visit his home page at



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