How to get parameters to controller from view using <input tag?

Hello! I'm everywhere searching the answer for my question. How to get
parameters to controller from view using <input tag. But I want to do
this without db. I have the code:

class TranslateController < ApplicationController
   def start
   @time = Time.now
end

def result
    @rez = params[:name]
   end
end

<html>
  <head>
    <title> Translate numbers from 10 to 16 system </title>
  </head>
  <h1> Type your number and press link </h1>
    <p> Time is <%= @time %> </p>
    <form action="result" name="post" method="post"/>
      <input type="image" src="c:\Users\Vero\My Documents\Aptana Studio
Workspace\Lab_8\public\images\rails.png" align="top">
         <input type="text" align="left" value="0x">
    </form>
<p> <%= link_to "Result", :action => "result" %> </p>
</html>

<!DOCTYPE HTML PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.01 Transitional//EN">
<html>
  <head>
    <title> Translate numbers from 10 to 16 system </title>
  </head>
  <body>
    <h1> It's result of your translation </h1>
    <h2> <%= @rez %></h2>
    <p> Back to <%= link_to "1 st page", :action => "start"%> </p>
  </body>
</html>

I'm new in Ruby. ( please, help with all it

Hello! I'm everywhere searching the answer for my question. How to get
parameters to controller from view using <input tag. But I want to do
this without db. I have the code:

Use the form helpers (text_field_tag etc. The rails guide on forms has
examples: http://guides.rubyonrails.org/form_helpers.html )

Fred

Thanks!!!
I found interesting site:
http://www.codeweblog.com/ruby-on-rails-and-to-use-action-web-service-to-create-web-services/
I try to do my work the same path, but get error:
"wrong number of arguments (1 for 0)".
I would like to know: can I do the same without Web-client (example)?