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HTML <input> formtarget Attribute

❮ HTML <input> tag


A form with two submit buttons, with different target windows:

<form action="/action_page.php">
  <input type="text" id="fname" name="fname"><br><br>
  <label for="lname">Last name:</label>
  <input type="text" id="lname" name="lname"><br><br>
  <input type="submit" value="Submit as normal">
  <input type="submit" formtarget="_blank" value="Submit to a new window">
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Definition and Usage

The formtarget attribute specifies a name or a keyword that indicates where to display the response that is received after submitting the form.

The formtarget attribute overrides the target attribute of the <form> element.

Note: The formtarget attribute can be used with type="submit" and type="image".

Browser Support

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

formtarget Yes 10.0 Yes 5.1 10.6


<input formtarget="_blank|_self|_parent|_top|framename">

Attribute Values

Value Description
_blank The response is displayed in a new window or tab
_self The response is displayed in the same frame (this is default)
_parent The response is displayed in the parent frame
_top The response is displayed in the full body of the window
framename The response is displayed in a named iframe

❮ HTML <input> tag