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HTML_QuickForm talk at NYPHP

At this month’s NYPHP meeting on May 25, I’m giving a talk on HTML_QuickForm. The meeting is at 6:30 pm at Digital Pulp, Inc. (220 East 23rd Street, Suite 900).

My talk covers:

- Working with different element types

- Validating input with built-in and custom rules

- Processing submitted form data, including file uploads

- Customizing form display with the default renderer

With HTML_QuickForm, a form is a logical collection of typed form elements instead of an undifferentiated blob of HTML. This makes it simple to decide dynamically what elements go in a particular form, to assign appropriate error messages and validation rules to individual elements, and to control the form layout in a systematic way across an entire site.

Instead of relying on ad-hoc functions and methods for tasks like checking whether required form fields are filled in, preserving a default value in a dropdown menu, or adjusting the style attributes of form elements, use HTML_QuickForm for a simple, structured approach to form management.

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