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HTML <form> enctype Attribute

HTML form Tag Reference HTML <form> tag

Example

Send form-data encoded as "multipart/form-data":

<form action="demo_post_enctype.asp"
method="post" enctype="multipart/form-data">
  First name: <input type="text" name="fname"><br>
  Last name: <input type="text" name="lname"><br>
  <input type="submit" value="Submit">
</form>

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Browser Support

Internet Explorer Firefox Opera Google Chrome Safari

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

NONE.


Syntax

<form enctype="value">

Attribute Values

Value Description
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 Reference HTML <form> tag

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