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HTML <button> formaction Attribute

HTML button Tag Reference HTML <button> tag

Example

A form with two submit buttons. The first submit button submits the form data to "demo_form.asp", and the second submits to "demo_admin.asp":

<form action="demo_form.asp" method="get">
First name: <input type="text" name="fname"><br>
Last name: <input type="text" name="lname"><br>
<button type="submit">Submit</button><br>
<button type="submit" formaction="demo_admin.asp">Submit as admin</button>
</form>

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Browser Support

Internet Explorer Firefox Opera Google Chrome Safari

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

Note: The formaction attribute is not supported in Internet Explorer 9 and earlier versions.


Definition and Usage

The formaction attribute specifies where to send the form-data when a form is submitted. This attribute overrides the form's action attribute.

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


Differences Between HTML 4.01 and HTML5

The formaction attribute is new in HTML5.


Syntax

<button type="submit" formaction="URL">

Attribute Values

Value Description
URL Specifies where to send the form data.

Possible values:

  • An absolute URL - the full address of a page (like href="http://www.example.com/formresult.asp")
  • A relative URL - points to a file within the current site (like href="formresult.asp")


HTML button Tag Reference HTML <button> tag

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