Web page forms are a bit of a mystery to the inexperienced web page designer. In simple terms they allow a page to have various open boxes, tick boxes, comment dialogue boxes etc. These are remarkably easy to create on the actual pages themselves, but manipulating the data can be sometimes a tricky problem.
The topic of parsing data using the relevant GET or POST methods of the ‘html' language is rather large and therefore can not be covered here. We have however put together some pointers to sites on the Internet which can help out with information and FAQ's. It should be noted however that should you wish to do much more than logging the output to a file or forwarding to a users e-mail, you will need some expertise on languages such as ‘perl'.
W3org : html forms
W3 Schools : forms at http://www.w3schools.com/html/html_forms.asp
Matts : decode web forms at http://www.scriptarchive.com/formmail.html