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HTML <button> type Attribute

❮ HTML <button> tag

Example

Two button elements that act as one submit button and one reset button (in a form):

<form action="/action_page.php" method="get">
  <label for="fname">First name:</label>
  <input type="text" id="fname" name="fname"><br><br>
  <label for="lname">Last name:</label>
  <input type="text" id="lname" name="lname"><br><br>
  <button type="submit" value="Submit">Submit</button>
  <button type="reset" value="Reset">Reset</button>
</form>
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Definition and Usage

The type attribute specifies the type of button.

Tip: Always specify the type attribute for the <button> element. Different browsers may use different default types for the <button> element.


Browser Support

Attribute
type Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes

Differences Between HTML 4.01 and HTML5

NONE.


Syntax

<button type="button|submit|reset">

Attribute Values

Value Description
button The button is a clickable button
submit The button is a submit button (submits form-data)
reset The button is a reset button (resets the form-data to its initial values)

❮ HTML <button> tag