Apple’s Developer Connection
has posted a new article today dealing with
dynamic forms with DHTML
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According to the article, Web developers often present users with forms that are difficult to use. There are three common problems:
Forms can be too long. A seemingly endless list of questions is sure to make the user click the back button or jump to another site.
In many situations a specific user will need to fill out only some of the form elements. If you present needless questions to a user, you’ll add clutter to your page and encourage the user to go elsewhere.
Form entries often need to conform to certain formats and instructions. Adding this information to a Web page can make for a cluttered and unappealing screen.
Giving many examples, the article demonstrates four different ways to use DHTML to make forms easier to fill out. The
full article with examples
is available from Apple’s Developer Connection Web site.