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';

Specification

HTML5, Section 4.10.21 Form submission

DOM Level 2 HTML: action

Browser compatibility

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Basic supportChrome Full support YesEdge ? Firefox Full support YesIE ? Opera Full support YesSafari ? WebView Android ? Chrome Android Full support YesEdge Mobile ? Firefox Android Full support YesOpera Android Full support YesSafari iOS ? Samsung Internet Android ?

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