HTML form action Attribute

Definition and Usage

The action attribute specifies the URL (web resource) to be loaded when the submit button is activated.
The form information is sent to the page specified in the action attribute.


<form action="URL">

Syntax Example

<form action="demo_form_action.asp">

Attribute Values

Value Description
URL The web resource/address to go to when submit button is used.Possible URL values:
  • A relative URL - A page within the site (on the same server), like action="example.html"
  • An absolute URL - A page outside of the site (on another server), like action=""

Browser Support

The attribute is supported in all major browsers.


<form action="demo_form_action.asp">
First name: 
<input type="text" name="FirstName" 
value="Harry" />
<br />
Last name: 
<input type="text" name="LastName"
value="Potter" />
<br />
<input type="submit" value="Submit" />
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