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Button formTarget Property

Button Object Reference Button Object

Example

Return where to display the response after submitting a form:

var x = document.getElementById("myBtn").formTarget;

The result of x could be:

_blank

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Definition and Usage

The formTarget property sets or returns the value of the formtarget attribute of a button.

The formtarget attribute specifies where to display the response after submitting the form. This attribute overrides the form's target attribute.

The formtarget attribute is only used for buttons with type="submit".

Note: The formtarget attribute is new for the <button> element in HTML5.


Browser Support

Internet Explorer Firefox Opera Google Chrome Safari

The formTarget property is supported in all major browsers.

Note: The formTarget property is not supported in Internet Explorer 9 and earlier versions.


Syntax

Return the formTarget property:

buttonObject.formTarget

Set the formTarget property:

buttonObject.formTarget="_blank|_self|_parent|_top|framename"

Property Values

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

Technical Details

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


More Examples

Example

Change the value of the formtarget attribute of a button:

document.getElementById("myBtn").formTarget="_self";

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Example

Another example on returning the formTargert property:

var x = document.getElementById("myBtn").formTarget;

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Related Pages

HTML reference: HTML <button> formtarget attribute


Button Object Reference Button Object

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