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Ismail Qaznili
Ismail Qaznili
27,996 Points

Single File Form Submission VS Multi File Form Sumission: More Than One form on the Website


I was wondering in the case a website would contain multiple form for different purposes let's say; different application forms for different courses.

Should I use a single contact.php file (containing from submission and result messages) for each form or I should use the three file structure?

Which is the best common practice?

1 Answer

It depends how similar the forms are. If they look exactly the same to the user and the only differences are values of hidden input fields, then use the same file and dynamically change the hidden data. If they are completely different from each other then use different files

Ismail Qaznili
Ismail Qaznili
27,996 Points

Thanks James! I was thinking about a lot recently and I like your insight. I will keep it in mind for future projects. Bests.