This is a form

A form has This form has as action, a script that simply shows the names and values of the form elements.

Your name:

After you click on submit, notice the "query string" in the location bar of the browser, with the name(s) of the elements, and their values. These are encoded for transmission, and will be decoded by PHP.

To see the actual html coding of the form, use your browser's View, Page Source

Go on to look at the second form example with a variety of elements.