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HTML formaction Attribute


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 inputs/buttons with type="submit".


Applies to

The formaction attribute can be used on the following elements:

Elements Attribute
<button> formaction
<input> formaction

Examples

Button 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">
  First name: <input type="text" name="fname"><br>
  Last name: <input type="text" name="lname"><br>
  <button type="submit">Submit</button><br>
  <button type="submit" formaction="/action_page2.php">Submit to another page</button>
</form>
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Input Example

An HTML form with two submit buttons, with different actions:

<form action="/action_page.php">
  First name: <input type="text" name="fname"><br>
  Last name: <input type="text" name="lname"><br>
  <input type="submit" value="Submit"><br>
  <input type="submit" formaction="/action_page2.php" value="Submit to another page">
</form>
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Browser Support

The formaction attribute has the following browser support for each element:

Element
button 9.0 10.0 4.0 5.1 10.6
input 9.0 10.0 4.0 5.1 10.6