[CentOS] HTML5 to SQL under CentOS

Thu Nov 5 15:11:14 UTC 2015
Timothy Murphy <gayleard at eircom.net>

Several years ago I wrote a simple, short, HTML/PHP program on my CentOS 
for adding items to a MySQL/MariaDB database on the server from my Fedora 

Recently I thought I would try to be up-to-date
and re-write the program using HTML5 Forms,
which seemed the proper thing to do,
but I'm finding this surprisingly difficult.

Does anyone have, or can point me to,
a simple HTML5 program (preferably not using Java or PHP) for this task ?

I've already found that Firefox, the browser I normally use on my laptop,
surprisingly (to me) does not support the HTML Forms date item,
or at least does not have a date picker to go with it.
So it seems I would have to use Chrome on my laptop,
which is annoying but not fatal.

Also it seems that CentOS does not support WebSQL.
Is there an alternative that serves the same purpose.

Any suggestions or advice gratefully received.

Timothy Murphy  
gayleard /at/ eircom.net
School of Mathematics, Trinity College, Dublin