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HTML <input> formtarget Attribute

HTML input Tag Reference HTML <input> tag

Example

A form with two submit buttons, with different target windows:

<form action="demo_form.asp">
First name: <input type="text" name="fname"><br>
Last name: <input type="text" name="lname"><br>
<input type="submit" value="Submit as normal">
<input type="submit" formtarget="_blank" value="Submit to a new window">
</form>

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Browser Support

Internet Explorer Firefox Opera Google Chrome Safari

The formtarget attribute is supported in Internet Explorer 10, Firefox, Opera, Chrome, and Safari.

Note: The formtarget attribute of the <input> tag is not supported in Internet Explorer 9 and earlier versions.


Definition and Usage

The formtarget attribute specifies a name or a keyword that indicates where to display the response that is received after submitting the form.

The formtarget attribute overrides the target attribute of the <form> element.

Note: The formtarget attribute can be used with type="submit" and type="image".


Differences Between HTML 4.01 and HTML5

The formtarget attribute is new in HTML5.

Note: Frames and framesets are not supported in HTML5. The _parent, _top and framename values are now mostly used with iframes.


Syntax

<input formtarget="_blank|_self|_parent|_top|framename">

Attribute Values

Value Description
_blank The response is displayed in a new window or tab
_self The response is displayed in the same frame (this is default)
_parent The response is displayed in the parent frame
_top The response is displayed in the full body of the window
framename The response is displayed in a named iframe


HTML input Tag Reference HTML <input> tag

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