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HTML <input> formenctype Attribute

HTML input Tag Reference HTML <input> tag

Example

Send form-data that is default encoded (the first submit button), and encoded as "multipart/form-data" (the second submit button):

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

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Browser Support

Internet Explorer Firefox Opera Google Chrome Safari

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

Note: The formenctype attribute of the <input> tag is not supported in Internet Explorer 9 and earlier versions.


Definition and Usage

The formenctype attribute specifies how the form-data should be encoded when submitting it to the server (only for forms with method="post")

The formenctype attribute overrides the enctype attribute of the <form> element.

Note: The formenctype attribute is used with type="submit" and type="image".


Differences Between HTML 4.01 and HTML5

The formenctype attribute is new in HTML5.


Syntax

<input formenctype="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
text/plain Spaces are converted to "+" symbols, but no special characters are encoded


HTML input Tag Reference HTML <input> tag

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