If desired, type the label that will identify the text box to your visitor (for example, Name:).
Type <input type="text".
Type name="label", where label is the text that will identify the input data to the server (and your script).
If desired, type value="default", where default is the data that will initially be shown in the field and that will be sent to the server if the visitor doesn't type something else.
If desired, define the size of the box on your form by typing size="n", replacing n with the desired width of the box, measured in characters.
If desired, type maxlength="n", where n is the maximum number of characters that can be entered in the box.
Finish the text box by typing a final />
Figure 17.17. Text boxes can be different sizes to accommodate different types of fields. We'll straighten these up in just a moment (on page 264).