rest/forms-brainstorming

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Forms Brainstorming

This page collects ideas from rest/forms-examples how to best encode form data into a microformat

DETH = Dictionaries Encoding/Transmitting HTML

Rules (Strawman)

  1. Only use XHTML Basic Forms Module
  2. Must use action with appropriate URI (no scripts)
  3. Recommend: use a label with every input
  4. Make the for of the label match the id of input
  5. Optionally, group label with input using or <li>
    1. If <li>, group input inside label
    2. If , place label in first , and input in second.
  6. Always place submit and reset outside grouping

Patterns

Anchor Design Pattern

<a class="deth" href="http//somesite.com/prog/adduser">label</a>

Forms Design Pattern

<form class="deth" action="http://somesite.com/users" method="post">
 <ol>
 <li>
  <label for="firstname">First name:</label><input type="text" id="firstname" />
</li><li>
   <label for="lastname">Last name:</label><input type="text" id="lastname" />
</li><li>
  <input type="radio" name="sex" value="male">Male</input>
  <input type="radio" name="sex" value="female">Female</input>
</li><li>
  <input type="checkbox" name="travel" value="car">Car</input>
  <input type="checkbox" name="travel" value="bike">Bicycle</input>
</li><li>
 <label for="age">Age:
 <select>
   <option val=0>< 18</option>
   <option val=18>18-64</option>
   <option val=65>65+</option>
</select>
</li><li>
 <label for="description">Description:</label>
 <textarea id="description">Default text</textarea>
</li>
</ol>
<input type="submit" value="Send" />
<input type="reset" />
</form>