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Input Field - Text box

The input field is the most common field on a form.  A very common input field is "Name".  

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  1. Field - Actually this should say "Name", each field has it's own name which assists in identifying which field is which.  If there are any spaces entered here, Typo3 will replace them with an underscore.  The field/name is not seen by the user.
  2. Size - How large is the textbox in characters.  So if this value was only 10 the user would see only 10 characters (provided the max (below) is larger than 10).
  3. Max - How many characters the textbox will accept.  So if it's 10 the user could not type in more than 10 characters.
  4. Value - This will appear in the field as a default value.  If the user puts nothing in this field, it will submit this default value.
  5. Label - This is the label that a user sees next to the field that tells him what to enter.
  6. Required - Is this field required?

When you add an input field to your form, none of the above fields are necessary, however the form and the email it sends would be very confusing if you didn't put in at the very least the Label and the Field (or name).  If you don't put in a Max, the user could enter an entire paragraph in the field (probably not what you want).  

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