Interface elements that allow a user to input data.

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Why do websites require retyping the password upon user error in a registration form?

Many times, when you fill out a registration form and miss a required field, the form reloads with all the fields filled out except for the password which you have to retype. I'm wondering if I ...
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Is content in option tags indexed?

Is data inside an <option> tag indexed? For example, would the following option tag allow "Volvo", "Saab", "Opel" and "Audi" to be indexed by a crawler? <select> <option ...
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Where can I find a contact form for Twitter Bootstrap?

Where can I find a working contact form for Twitter Bootstrap? I'm using simple template with build in fields for Name, Email and Message. (I don't have any knowledge of PHP) Thank you. Nina
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Templates for forms, tabs etc? - Patterntap alternatives

I used to find http://www.patterntap.com quite useful to get inspiration to design forms, tabs, and other web elements etc. Unfortunately after the ZURB acquisition of Patterntap now they enforce you ...
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MediaWiki plugin for dynamic content via forms

Are there any plugins for MediaWiki that would allow me to create a page that has a form at the top that when filled in populates tags further down in the document? Say someone would put a form with ...
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Single Full Name field in registration form user submits only first what to enter in my backend as last?

On a registration form I have a single input called Full Name. The strings are parsed with http://code.google.com/p/php-name-parser/ so if a person enters their full name middle or any quantity of ...
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How to handle gender and sexual orientation on a form with select boxes more inclusively?

The existing question and the answers for it are not satisfying when one wants to be more inclusive. Gender as Male, Female or No Answer works for some sites, but not others. Taking the view that ...
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What countries require a state/province in the mailing address?

I'm creating a form and want to require / hide the state/province field based on the selected country. What countries require a state in the mailing address? For example, the United States does.
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HTML5 <form> autocomplete Attribute

What is the point of the autocomplete attribute? Isn't it bad practice to tell your users how their browser should work to fill a form?
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Why don't websites have contact emails? [duplicate]

I find websites having a contact form which you must put in your own email address. It is frustrating because I would rather send an email my self. What is the rationale for doing this and not ...
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Sending form input to a public database? [closed]

I am looking for a code that will send input from a form to a database or table. For example, there would be a form: <input type='text' name='name'> And then a table: <td>(what they ...
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How to create email request forms and auto-responder?

I'm building a site in css and I'm pretty new to any code or script other than html and css. I'm trying to create a landing page that requires an email from visitors and set up an auto responder to ...
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When does FireFox ask for confirmation on page redirect?

Every once in a while I click a link and see the following (I'm using FF 11.0): I was wondering why FF does this on some redirects/links and not on others. I was thinking maybe it does that when ...
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A particular IP address hits our form and submits an empty page every few days. Possible reasons?

We look after a low volume website which has a contact us form which looks like this: <form method="post" action="http://www.*****.com/cgi-bin/contact.cgi"> Starting a few weeks ago, every ...
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Automatically appearing contact form like Kiss Insight?

I have been using Kiss Insight which is great to collect customers' feedbacks. However, this is only an one-way communication because we can't answer some of customers concerns. Is there any hosted ...
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Looking for a good script to handle fill-in forms on a non-CMS website

We have a website which is mostly HTML pages, in other words, not CMS based. The way we handle fill-in forms is through an ancient script that comes with the web hosting. It requires a separate text ...
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Ways to set up a simple inventory form quickly

I needed a simple inventory form of sort on my website where visitors could enter their information, pick the item they wanted and then submit the form and dispatch an email. The information will be ...
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Where do you get data to populate a suggest-box with Country, State, City and Zip Information?

I'm trying to create some dialogs in my web-app that can auto-suggest possible Countries, States, Cities and Zips in a form. I was planning on storing this information in a database, and making calls ...
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Form development optimization

Like many web developers I do forms all the time. I found myself doing the same all the time: placing input fields, assigning a name to each, ajax the form, then create the PHP which involves to ...
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Alternative to Instant Form Pro

I was looking for a PHP form generator this morning and ran across "Instant Form Pro" by Joel Comm (http://www.instantformpro.com). It looks like it offers what I'm looking for (easy to use quick form ...
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Best way to let users enter 'infinity' in a html form

I have a form with a field "quantity" which can have the value "unlimited / infinity": Quantity: [ ] What would be a good way to let users enter "infinity"? Some ideas: 1) Tell the user that -1 ...
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Removing CAPTCHA is harmful for my forms?

I have some services on my site that developed by PHP , it seems having CAPTCHA in my registration form is decreasing registering users , I tend to remove CAPTCHA at least on my registering form , is ...
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What kind of spam is this on our form?

We're receiving a lot of spam that looks like this: Form field 1 (textfields): duYYAJPNaMVsC Form field 2: icDiQOVRy Form field 3: uSDzPEObWIrTsCidma Form field 4: ODscxPiiqj ...
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Auto subscribe checkbox on registration

What are the laws on this? If I have a simple registration form, can I have underneath it: [x] Subscribe to the blog [x] Email me when a new release is issued Auto checked? Or do they need to be ...
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Client wants a re-order form for their business. Best approach?

A client wants a customer re-order form for their Web site, but it's getting pretty lengthy. Here is what the page looks like: ...
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input type=“email”

I have a form where I ask for email addresses. Usually I'd use <input type="email" ...> but I want to allow a user to type foo rather than foo@mycompany.com in the (likely) case that they ...
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How to implement a software trial request form?

On my company's website I want to have a form where a visitor can provide an email address and pass an anti-bot challenge. The server would then email a trial key to the visitor. Background: I am ...
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Are send to a friend features in websites obselete?

Often I am asked to create send to a friend forms for websites where a user can enter a few of their friends email addresses to which a URL is forwarded via email. My question is now that we have so ...
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Personalized URL with pre-populated data

I think I am going to use Google spreadsheets and an embedded form. I see that it is possible to pre-populate the fields with URL parameters. So I think I just need a way to redirect with the correct ...
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How do you style Google forms (from Google Docs)?

While Google makes themes available to style forms in Google Docs, there seems to be no provision for styling forms yourself. I have a two-column layout and want the form on the right. There are ...
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html tag for grouping forms?

I thought I remember seeing this somewhere but maybe not. Isn't there an HTML tag for grouping forms similar to the tag for grouping headers? so for example: <fgroup> <form> ...
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How to make textarea look like notebook? [closed]

I want the user to feel like they are writing on notebook paper while inputting into a textarea. How may I do this?
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Big specialized complex forms for ordering/signing up

I sometimes get the offer to create these and it's always a maintenance hell. For example: a print shop wants a form so you can order your print work online. This mostly is a multiple step form ...
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Trying to collect input values using hidden input fields

I have the following fields: First Name: <input type="text" id="tFName" name="tFName" maxlength="50" /> Last Name: <input type="text" id="tLName" name="tLName" maxlength="50" /> Is ...
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How do you handle the “Cancel” button?

I am currently creating yet another form, and as usual, I am not sure which way to implement the "Cancel" (or "Back") button next to the "Submit" one, that allows the user to forget this form and go ...
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Form label position for best usability

I'm creating a form that will ask a visitor for their firstname, middle initial, and lastname. I want the those text fields to be all inline, but where should I place the labels? On the left, top, or ...