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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

Internet Explorer Firefox Opera Google Chrome Safari

The target property is supported in all major browsers.


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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HTML reference: HTML <form> target attribute


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