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What are the types of contact forms?

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I get the impression that there are two general types of contact forms:

  1. A regular contact form where all fields are in one webpage ; such form might be very long for a potential customer ("too many" fields)
  2. A "contact system" where a user fills at least two pages, each one with one or more field/s (the first page leads to the second page in a pagination manner --- page 1/5)

What is the single word terminology to describe these kinds of contact forms?

I would assume "simple" and "stepped"; is there some standardization?

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There is no "official" contact form. A form is a form is form. HTML (and by extension any language that generates HTML as output) has "forms". A form could be for "contact" or "order" or "chat" or anything else. A form can produce output on the same page (via AJAX or similar) or a new page, and the output can itself include a form (related - e.g., "part 2 of 2") or separate. But in the end, everything is simply "forms".

There may be interface design or user interaction terminology for these types of things. But from a pure software development or "technology" standpoint, they are just "forms".

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