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Input Submit formAction Property

❮ Input Submit Object

Example

Get the URL of the file that will process the input control when the a form is submitted:

var x = document.getElementById("mySubmit").formAction;
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Definition and Usage

The formAction property sets or returns the value of the formaction attribute of a submit button.

The formaction attribute specifies the URL of the file that will process the input control when the form is submitted.

The formaction attribute overides the action attribute of the <form> element.

Note: In the example above, Internet Explorer and Opera 12 (and earlier versions) returns "action_page2.php", while Firefox, Opera 15+, Chrome, and Safari returns the entire URL: "https://www.w3schools.com/action_page2.php".

Note: The formaction attribute is new for the <input> element with type="submit" in HTML5.


Browser Support

Property
formAction Yes 10.0 Yes Yes Yes


Syntax

Return the formAction property:

submitObject.formAction

Set the formAction property:

submitObject.formAction = URL

Property Values

Value Description
URL Specifies the URL of the file that will process the input control when the form is submitted

Note: this will override the action attribute of the <form> element.

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")

Technical Details

Return Value: A String, representing the URL for where to send the form-data

More Examples

Example

Change the URL for where to send the form-data:

document.getElementById("mySubmit").formAction = "/action_page2.php";
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HTML reference: HTML <input> formaction attribute


❮ Input Submit Object