The HTMLFormElement.action property represents the action of the <form> element.

The action of a form is the program that is executed on the server when the form is submitted. This property can be retrieved or set.

Syntax

string = form.action
form.action = string

Example

form.action = "/cgi-bin/publish";

Specification

HTML5, Section 4.10.21 Form submission

DOM Level 2 HTML: action

Browser compatibility

FeatureChromeEdgeFirefoxInternet ExplorerOperaSafari
Basic support Yes ? Yes ? Yes ?
FeatureAndroid webviewChrome for AndroidEdge mobileFirefox for AndroidOpera AndroidiOS SafariSamsung Internet
Basic support ? Yes ? Yes Yes ? ?

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