HTML <button> formaction Attribute

HTML button Tag Reference HTML <button> tag


A form with two submit buttons. The first submit button submits the form data to "demo_form.asp", and the second submits to "demo_admin.asp":

<form action="demo_form.asp" method="get">
  First name: <input type="text" name="fname"><br>
  Last name: <input type="text" name="lname"><br>
  <button type="submit">Submit</button><br>
  <button type="submit" formaction="demo_admin.asp">Submit as admin</button>

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Definition and Usage

The formaction attribute specifies where to send the form-data when a form is submitted. This attribute overrides the form's action attribute.

The formaction attribute is only used for buttons with type="submit".

Browser Support

The numbers in the table specify the first browser version that fully supports the attribute.

formaction 9.0 10.0 4.0 5.1 10.6

Differences Between HTML 4.01 and HTML5

The formaction attribute is new in HTML5.


<button type="submit" formaction="URL">

Attribute Values

Value Description
URL Specifies where to send the form data.

Possible values:

  • An absolute URL - the full address of a page (like href="")
  • A relative URL - points to a file within the current site (like href="formresult.asp")

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