HTML5: How to send the form-data (which HTTP method to use)?

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HTML Code :

<!DOCTYPE html><!-- HTML5 document type declaration -->
<html><!-- Start of HTML document -->
<head><!-- Start of head section -->
<meta charset="utf-8"><!-- Declares document character encoding -->
<title>How to send the form-data,which HTTP method to use</title><!-- Sets the title of the webpage -->
</head><!-- End of head section -->
<body><!-- Start of body section -->
<form action="https://www.w3resource.com/html-css-exercise/basic/solution/button-formmethod-answer-demo.php"><!-- Start of form element with action attribute -->
  First name: <input type="text" name="fname"><br><!-- Input field for entering first name -->
  Last name: <input type="text" name="lname"><br><!-- Input field for entering last name -->
  Address: <input type="text" name="place"><br><!-- Input field for entering address -->
<button type="submit">Submit</button><!-- Submit button labeled "Submit" -->
<button type="submit" formmethod="post" formaction="http://localhost/html-css-exercise/basic/solution/button-formmethod-post-answer.php">Submit using POST</button><!-- Submit button labeled "Submit using POST" with formmethod attribute set to "post" and formaction attribute specifying a different URL to submit the form data to -->
</form><!-- End of form element -->
</body><!-- End of body section -->
</html><!-- End of HTML document -->


  • This HTML document starts with a doctype declaration indicating it's an HTML5 document.
  • Inside the <html> tags, the document structure begins.
  • The <head> section contains metadata about the document, such as character encoding and the title.
  • The <body> section is where the visible content of the webpage resides.
  • Within the body section, there's a <form> element created with the action attribute set to the URL where the form data will be submitted.
  • Inside the form, there are input fields for entering first name, last name, and address.
  • There are two <button> elements within the form:
    • The first button has the type attribute set to "submit" and is labeled "Submit". It submits the form data using the default HTTP method, which is typically "GET".
    • The second button also has the type attribute set to "submit" and is labeled "Submit using POST". It has the formmethod attribute set to "post", indicating that the form data should be submitted using the HTTP POST method. Additionally, it has the formaction attribute specifying a different URL to submit the form data to.
  • The HTML document ends with the closing </html> tag.

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