HTML | <button> formtarget Attribute

The HTML Button formtarget Attribute is used to specify whether the submitted result will open in the current window, a new tab or on a new frame. This Attribute overrides the feature of the <form>Target Attribute. It can only be used with the Button type=”submit”


<button type="submit" formtarget="_blank | _self | _parent | _top | framename">

Attribute Values

  • _blank: It opens the link in a new window.
  • _self: It opens the linked document in the same frame.
  • _parent: It opens the linked document in the parent frameset.
  • _top: It opens the linked document in the full body of the window.
  • framename: It opens the linked document in the named frame.

Example: This Example illustrates the use of formTarget Attribute in button Element.





<!DOCTYPE html>
      Button FormTarget attribute
<body style="text-align: center">
    <h1 style="color: green">
    <h2>HTML Button FormTarget 
    <form action="#" 
        First name:
        <input type="text"
        <br> Last name:
        <input type="text"
        <br> Address:
        <input type="text"
        <button type="submit"
          submit To a current window
        <button type="submit" 
          submit to a new window



Supported Browsers: The browser supported by HTML Button FormTarget attribute are listed below:

  • Google Chrome 10.0
  • Internet Explorer 10.0
  • Firefox 4.0
  • Opera 10.6


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