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Creating a Database Using HTML Forms

Getting Started with Smans HTML form

This article is aimed at beginner and intermediate Web developers looking to make the leap into database support of their Web site. The article suggests a new declarative language based on HTML-forms, which is used for development of a database interface. HTML forms can manage not only the creation of a database, but also the execution of requests to the database.

This article explains an original approach based on the features of the open source Smans server.

Creating a database by means of HTML forms

As we know, HTML form is a block of HTML page allowing to enter data from the Web browser on a local or remote Web server. The form block is marked with tags <form ...> and </form>. Fields inside of HTML forms may have different types, for example a list or a text field. The Listing 1 specifies code of a form example and Fig. 1 shows view of that form in Web browser.

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Sergey Savushkin has long experience in the development of database system, Sav Zigzag ORDBMS. The Smans project can be found here

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