HTMLFormElement.action

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

var string = form.action;
form.action = string;

Example

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

Specifications

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

Browser compatibility

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ChromeEdgeFirefoxInternet ExplorerOperaSafariAndroid webviewChrome for AndroidFirefox for AndroidOpera for AndroidSafari on iOSSamsung Internet
actionChrome Full support YesEdge Full support 12Firefox Full support YesIE ? Opera 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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