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Form target Property

Form Object Reference Form Object

Example

Change where to display the response that is received after submitting a form (open the response in a new window instead of the same frame as it was clicked):

document.getElementById("myForm").target = "_blank";
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Definition and Usage

The target property sets or returns the value of the target attribute in a form.

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


Browser Support

Property
target Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes

Syntax

Return the target property:

formObject.target

Set the target property:

formObject.target="_blank|_self|_parent|_top|framename"

Property Values

Value Description
_blank Opens in a new window
_self Opens in the same frame as it was clicked (default)
_parent Opens in the parent frameset
_top Opens in the full body of the window
framename Opens in a named frame

Technical Details

Return Value: A String, representing where to display the response that is received after submitting the form

More Examples

Example

Return the value of the target attribute in a form:

var x = document.getElementById("myForm").target;

The result of x will be:

_self
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Related Pages

HTML reference: HTML <form> target attribute


Form Object Reference Form Object