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HTML <form> method Attribute

HTML form Tag Reference HTML <form> tag

Example

Submit a form using the "get" method:

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

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Browser Support

Internet Explorer Firefox Opera Google Chrome Safari

The method attribute is supported in all major browsers.


Definition and Usage

The method attribute specifies how to send form-data (the form-data is sent to the page specified in the action attribute).

The form-data can be sent as URL variables (with method="get") or as HTTP post transaction (with method="post").

Notes on GET:

  • Appends form-data into the URL in name/value pairs
  • The length of a URL is limited (about 3000 characters)
  • Never use GET to send sensitive data! (will be visible in the URL)
  • Useful for form submissions where a user want to bookmark the result
  • GET is better for non-secure data, like query strings in Google

Notes on POST:

  • Appends form-data inside the body of the HTTP request (data is not shown is in URL)
  • Has no size limitations
  • Form submissions with POST cannot be bookmarked

Differences Between HTML 4.01 and HTML5

NONE.


Syntax

<form method="get|post">

Attribute Values

Value Description
get Default. Appends the form-data to the URL in name/value pairs: URL?name=value&name=value
post Sends the form-data as an HTTP post transaction


Examples

Try it Yourself - Examples

Submit a form using the "post" method
Send form data with the "post" method.


HTML form Tag Reference HTML <form> tag

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