HTMLFormElement.submit()

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.

Syntax

submit()

Parameters

None.

Return value

None (undefined).

Examples

document.forms["myform"].submit();

Specifications

Specification
HTML Standard
# dom-form-submit-dev

Browser compatibility

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