The enctype property sets or returns the value of the enctype attribute in a form.
The enctype attribute specifies how form-data should be encoded before sending it to the server.
The form-data is encoded to "application/x-www-form-urlencoded" by default. This means that all characters are encoded before they are sent to the server (spaces are converted to "+" symbols, and special characters are converted to ASCII HEX values).
The enctype property can have one of the following values:
|application/x-www-form-urlencoded||All characters are encoded before sent (this is default)|
|multipart/form-data||No characters are encoded. This value is required when you are using forms that have a file upload control|
|text/plain||Spaces are converted to "+" symbols, but no special characters are encoded|
The enctype property is supported in all major browsers.
Note: Internet Explorer and Safari returns "application/x-www-form-urlencoded" even if no enctype attribute is defined (this is the default value), while the other browsers return nothing.
Return how form-data should be encoded before sending it to the server:
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