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  • Last Updated : 27 Aug, 2021

The HTML | action Attribute is used to specify where the formdata is to be sent to the server after submission of the form. It can be used in the <form> element. 
Syntax: 
 

<form action="URL">

Attribute Values: 
URL: It is used to specify the URL of the document where the data to be sent after the submission of the form. 
The possible values of the URL are: 
 

  • absolute URL: It points to another website link. For Example: www.gfg.org 
     
  • relative URL: It is used to point to a file within a webpage. For Example: www.geeksforgeeks.org

Example-1: This Example illustrates the use of action Attribute. 
 

html




<!DOCTYPE html>
<html>
 
<head>
    <title>
        HTML action Attribute
    </title>
</head>
 
<body>
    <h1>GeeksforGeeks</h1>
 
    <h2>HTML action Attribute</h2>
 
    <form action="test.php"
          method="post"
          id="users">
 
        <label for="username">
          Username:
      </label>
        <input type="text"
               name="username"
               id="Username">
 
        <br>
        <br>
 
        <label for="password">
          Password:
      </label>
        <input type="password"
               name="password">
    </form>
 
    <br>
 
    <button onclick="myGeeks()">
        Submit
    </button>
    <br>
    <br>
    <b>After Submitting the form-data will sent
      to the "test.php" page on the server.</b>
</body>
 
</html>

Outputs: 
 

Supported Browsers: The browser supported by HTML action Attribute are listed below: 
 

  • Google Chrome
  • Internet Explorer
  • Firefox
  • Opera
  • Safari

 


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