Forms (Important)

The <form> tag is used to create an HTML form for user input.

Imagine this – You have a page asking you to type your username and password. There is also a submit button. Now you want to make sure that on the click of the submit button a thank you page opens, you use the form tag.

<form action=”FileName.html”>


The action attribute specifies where to send the form-data when a form is submitted. My next post will be an example.

Optional Attributes

Attribute Value Description DTD
accept MIME_type Specifies the types of files that the server accepts (that can be submitted through a file upload) STF
accept-charset character_set Specifies a list of character encodings that the server accepts STF
enctype application/x-www-form-urlencoded
Specifies how the form-data should be encoded when submitting it to the server (only for method=”post”) STF
method get
Specifies the HTTP method to use when sending form-data STF
name name Specifies the name of a form TF
target _blank
Deprecated. Specifies where to display the response that is received after submitting the form TF



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