HTML 5 <form> tag
Definition and Usage
The form element creates a form for user input. A form can contain
textfields, checkboxes, radio-buttons and more. Forms are used to pass
user-data to a specified URL.
Differences Between HTML 4.01 and HTML 5
HTML 5 has some new attributes, and some HTML 4.01 attributes are no longer supported.
HTML 5 has a new attribute: replace. Which defines what to do after a for has
<input type="text" name="fname" value="Mickey"
<input type="text" name="lname" value="Mouse"
<input type="submit" value="Submit" />
If you click the "Submit" button, you will send your input to a new page
If you click the "Submit" button, you will send your input to a new page called
- 4: indicates if the attribute is defined in HTML 4.01
- 5: indicates if the attribute is defined in HTML 5
||A URL that defines where to send the data when the submit button
||For inserting data automatically
||Defines what to to when a form has been submitted
||list of contenttypes
||A comma separated list of content types that the server
that processes this form will handle correctly
||A comma separated list of possible character sets for the
form data. The default value is
||The mime type used to encode the content of the form
|The HTTP method for sending data to the action URL. Default
method="get": This method sends the form contents
in the URL: URL?name=value&name=value. Note: If the form values contains non-ASCII characters or
characters you MUST use method="post".
method="post": This method sends the form contents in the body of the request.
Note: Most browsers are
unable to bookmark post requests.
Defines a unique name for the form. Not supported, use id instead
Where to open the target URL.
- _blank - the target URL will open in a new window
- _self - the target URL will open in the same frame as it was clicked
- _parent - the target URL will open in the parent frameset
- _top - the target URL will open in the full body of the window
|class, contenteditable, contextmenu, dir, draggable, id,
irrelevant, lang, ref, registrationmark, tabindex, template, title
For a full description, go to Standard
Attributes in HTML 5.
|onabort, onbeforeunload, onblur, onchange, onclick,
oncontextmenu, ondblclick, ondrag, ondragend, ondragenter, ondragleave,
ondragover, ondragstart, ondrop, onerror, onfocus, onkeydown, onkeypress,
onkeyup, onload, onmessage, onmousedown, onmousemove,
onmouseover, onmouseout, onmouseup, onmousewheel, onresize, onscroll, onselect,
For a full description, go to Event Attributes
in HTML 5.
input fields and a submit button
How to add a form to a page. The form contains two input fields and a submit
This form contains two checkboxes, and a submit button.
This form contains two radio buttons, and a submit button.
from a form
How to send e-mail from a form.
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