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HTML | enctype Attribute
  • Difficulty Level : Basic
  • Last Updated : 19 Jul, 2019

This Attribute specifies that data will be present in form should be encoded when submitting to the server. This type of attribute can be used only if method = “POST”.

Syntax:

<form enctype = "value">

Element: The enctype attribute is associated with <form> element only.

Attribute Value: This attribute contains three value which are listed below:

  • application/x-www-form-urlencoded: It is the default value. It encodes all the characters before sent to the server. It converts spaces into + symbols and special character into its hex value.
  • multipart/form-data: This value does not encode any character.
  • text/plain: This value convert spaces into + symbols but special characters are not converted.

Example:




<!DOCTYPE html>
<html>
    <head>
        <title>enctype attribute</title>
        <style>
            h1 {
                color:green;
            }
            body {
                text-align:center;
            }
        </style>
    </head>
    <body>
  
        <h1>GeeksforGeeks</h1>
        <h2>enctype Attribute</h2>
        <form action="#" method="post" 
                         enctype="multipart/form-data">
  
            First name: <input type="text" name="fname"><br>
            Last name: <input type="text" name="lname"><br>
            Address: <input type="text" name="Address"><br
  
            <input type="submit" value="Submit">
        </form>
  
    </body>
</html>                    

Output:

Supported Browsers: The browser supported by enctype Attribute are listed below:

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



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