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Forms

How does one make a form in HTML, then store the information to use/perform computations? I have the appearance of the form in HTML finished, but I don't know what comes next after that. Do I use PHP, SQL, JQuery....? I just want to know how to proceed so I can form a webpage that successfully submits information to identify the dimensions of something.

22nd Sep 2017, 6:16 AM
Fenix B Monsanto
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Thanks for that insight. So based on this: https://www.sqa.org.uk/e-learning/ClientSide01CD/page_18.htm, I think I would need both.
22nd Sep 2017, 1:20 PM
Fenix B Monsanto
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Like imagine if you are building a Web page to document sizes of the limbs of different animal species. You have a button for Genus, and then Species. Then the form is to give you generic dimensions of both sets of arms and legs before you proceed to see if they compare to already obtained measurements. If not, you submit the measurements of the animal, to see if you have enough space for it in your lab (also accounting it will need a cage) for research.
22nd Sep 2017, 1:25 PM
Fenix B Monsanto
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Thanks again. This has been really helpful.
22nd Sep 2017, 1:50 PM
Fenix B Monsanto
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You could use Javascript whenever there is client side selection, and use Php if you need to retrieve or update the server database Mysql.
22nd Sep 2017, 1:46 PM
Calviղ
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Just one more question I thought of. I had been going here, codecademy, and W3schools to learn about form selection/posting. Do you have any additional references that may outline how to have the form handle the data well across PHP,MySQL, and JavaScript? I may check the new Boston later, but it is always good to be open to outlets that may have additional expertise you don't.
22nd Sep 2017, 4:55 PM
Fenix B Monsanto
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You need to determine that where your form data gonna submitted, blog or other persistent data stored in server or, just for client side computation.
22nd Sep 2017, 6:41 AM
Calviղ
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You should learn & use javascript it is easier than php
23rd Sep 2019, 11:41 AM
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