HTML action attribute


The purpose of the HTML action attribute is to specify the URL of a form processor (for example a PHP script which handles the form data).

Supported elements

HTML action attribute supports form element.


<form action="value" >.....</form>

Type of value

Type of value of HTML action attribute is an URL.


A URL containing a form processing script.

Default value

There is no default value of HTML action attribute.

Supported doctypes

HTML 4.01 strict, HTML 4.01 transitional, HTML 4.01 frameset.

Example of HTML action attribute with form

<!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/xhtml1/DTD/xhtml1-transitional.dtd">
<html xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">
<meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html; charset=iso-8859-1" />
<title>Example of HTML action attribute with form</title>
<form action="action.php">
Email id : <input type="text" name="email" /><br />
Password : <input type="text" name="passw" /><br />
<input type="submit" value="Submit" />



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Example of HTML action attribute with form.

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