HTML <form> Tag
An HTML form with two input fields and one submit button:
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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Definition and Usage
The <form> tag is used to create an HTML form for user input.
The <form> element can contain one or more of the following form elements:
Differences Between HTML 4.01 and HTML5
HTML5 has added two new attributes: autocomplete and novalidate, and removed the accept attribute.
Differences Between HTML and XHTML
In XHTML, the name attribute is deprecated. Use the global id attribute instead.
= New in HTML5.
|accept||MIME_type||Not supported in HTML5.
Specifies the types of files that the server accepts (that can be submitted through a file upload)
|accept-charset||character_set||Specifies the character encodings that are to be used for the form submission|
|action||URL||Specifies where to send the form-data when a form is submitted|
|Specifies whether a form should have autocomplete on or off|
|Specifies how the form-data should be encoded when submitting it to the server (only for method="post")|
|Specifies the HTTP method to use when sending form-data|
|name||text||Specifies the name of a form|
|novalidate||novalidate||Specifies that the form should not be validated when submitted|
|Specifies where to display the response that is received after submitting the form|
The <form> tag also supports the Global Attributes in HTML.
The <form> tag also supports the Event Attributes in HTML.
Try it Yourself - Examples
A form with two checkboxes, and a submit button.
A form with two radio buttons, and a submit button.
HTML tutorial: HTML Forms and Input
HTML DOM reference: Form object
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