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HTML enctype Attribute

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".

Applies to

The enctype attribute can be used on the following element:

Element Attribute
<form> enctype



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

<form action="/action_page_binary.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">
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Browser Support

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