HTMLFormElement.enctype

The HTMLFormElement.enctype property is the MIME type of content that is used to submit the form to the server. Possible values are:

  • application/x-www-form-urlencoded: The initial default type.
  • multipart/form-data: The type that allows file <input> element(s) to upload file data.
  • text/plain: A type introduced in HTML5.

This value can be overridden by a formenctype attribute on a <button> or <input> element.

Syntax

var string = form.enctype;
form.enctype = string;

Example

form.enctype = 'application/x-www-form-urlencoded';

Specification

HTML 5, Section 4.10.19.6, Form submission

DOM Level 2 HTML: enctype

Browser compatibility

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enctypeChrome 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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