The HTMLFormElement.submit() method submits a given <form>.

This method is similar, but not identical to, activating a form's submit <button>. When invoking this method directly, however:

The HTMLFormElement.requestSubmit() method is identical to activating a form's submit <button> and does not have these differences.

If a form control (such as a submit button) has a name or id of submit, this method will mask the form's submit method.

<input> with attribute type="submit" will not be submitted with the form when using HTMLFormElement.submit(), but it would be submitted when you do it with original HTML form submit.






Specification Status Comment
HTML Living Standard
The definition of 'HTMLFormElement: submit' in that specification.
Living Standard

Browser compatibility

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ChromeEdgeFirefoxInternet ExplorerOperaSafariAndroid webviewChrome for AndroidFirefox for AndroidOpera for AndroidSafari on iOSSamsung Internet
submitChrome Full support YesEdge Full support 12Firefox Full support YesIE Full support YesOpera Full support YesSafari Full support YesWebView Android Full support YesChrome Android Full support YesFirefox Android Full support YesOpera Android Full support YesSafari iOS Full support YesSamsung Internet Android Full support Yes


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