Password Fields

Passwords are essentially text fields that blank out the input with asterisks when the user types in text. They store and transmit information in the same way as text fields:

What is your password?
<input name="Password" type="password">

There's no difference in the processing between text and password types of text fields, so no example is provided here. If you want to see one in action, just go back to the previous example text.html and change the type to password. However, if you choose to transmit this information, using GET, then notice that the password is not encrypted in the query string and will be visible to all and sundry. That isn't to say once again that POST is a secure method of sending data, just that the information isn't as immediately visible. If you want security you must use something like SSL (Secure Sockets Layer) to actively encrypt your data.