HTML <form> enctype Attribute
Send form-data encoded as "multipart/form-data":
First name: <input type="text" name="fname"><br>
Last name: <input type="text" name="lname"><br>
<input type="submit" value="Submit">
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The enctype attribute is supported in all major browsers.
Definition and Usage
The enctype attribute specifies how the form-data should be encoded when submitting it to the server.
Note: The enctype attribute can be used only if method="post".
Differences Between HTML 4.01 and HTML5
|application/x-www-form-urlencoded||Default. All characters are encoded before sent (spaces are converted to "+" symbols, and special characters are converted to ASCII HEX values)|
|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|
HTML <form> tag
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