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HTML <button> formaction Attribute

❮ HTML <button> tag

Example

A form with two submit buttons. The first submit button submits the form data to "action_page.php", and the second submits to "action_page2.php":

<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">Submit</button>
  <button type="submit" formaction="/action_page2.php">Submit to another page</button>
</form>
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Definition and Usage

The formaction attribute specifies where to send the form-data when a form is submitted. This attribute overrides the form's action attribute.

The formaction attribute is only used for buttons with type="submit".


Browser Support

The numbers in the table specify the first browser version that fully supports the attribute.

Attribute
formaction 9.0 10.0 4.0 5.1 15.0

Syntax

<button type="submit" formaction="URL">

Attribute Values

Value Description
URL Specifies where to send the form data.

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")

❮ HTML <button> tag