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HTMLmethod Attribute

  • Last Updated : 16 Feb, 2021

The HTML <form> method Attribute is used to specify the HTTP method used to send data while submitting the form. There are two kinds of HTTP methods, which are GET and POST. The method attribute can be used with the <form> element. 
Attribute Values: 

  • GET: In the GET method, after the submission of the form, the form values will be visible in the address bar of the new browser tab. It has a limited size of about 3000 characters. It is only useful for non-secure data not for sensitive information.
  • POST: In the post method, after the submission of the form, the form values will not be visible in the address bar of the new browser tab as it was visible in the GET method. It appends form data inside the body of the HTTP request. It has no size limitation. This method does not support bookmark the result. 
     

Syntax: 

<form method="get|post">

Example 1: This example illustrates the use of GET method attribute. 

html




<!DOCTYPE html>
<html>
 
<head>
    <title>
        HTML form method Attribute
    </title>
</head>
 
<body style="text-align:center;">
 
    <h1 style="color:green;">GeeksforGeeks</h1>
 
    <h3> HTML <form> Method Attribute. </h3>
     
    <form action="/action_page.php" id="users"
                action="#" method="GET" target="_blank">
         
        First name: <input type="text" name="fname"
                            placeholder="Enter first name">
 
        <br><br>
        Last name: <input type="text" name="lname"
                            placeholder="Enter last name">
        <br><br>
         
        <input type="submit" value="Submit">
         
    </form>
     
     
<p>
        By clicking the submit button the Entered<br>
        details will be sended to "/action_page.php"
    </p>
 
</body>
 
</html>                   

Output: 
 



Example 2: This example illustrates the use of the POST method attribute. This method sends the form-data as an HTTP post-transaction. 

html




<!DOCTYPE html>
<html>
 
<head>
    <title>
        HTML form method Attribute
    </title>
</head>
 
<body style="text-align:center;">
 
    <h1 style="color:green;">GeeksforGeeks</h1>
  
    <h3>HTML <form> Method Attribute.</h3>
     
    <form action="/action_page.php" id="users"
            action="#" method="POST" target="_blank">
         
        Email_id: <input type="text" name="Email_id"
                    placeholder="Enter email_id">
  
        <br><br>
         
        Password: <input type="password"
                    placeholder="Enter Password">
         
        Confirm Password: <input type="password"
                    placeholder="Re-enter Password">
         
        <br><br>
         
        <input type="button" value="login">
  
    </form>
     
     
<p>
        By clicking the login button the Entered<br>
        details will be sended to "/action_page.php"
    </p>
 
</body>
 
</html>                   

Output: 
 

Supported Browsers: 
 

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

 

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