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HTML form Element

The HTML <form> element is used to create forms and serves as the parent element for all of your form components. Parsing the data that is submitted requires a server side technology like PHP which has the built in mail() function.

<form action="contact_parse.php" name="myForm" method="post">
  Your Name:<br />
  <input type="text" name="senderName" /><br />
  Your Email:<br />
  <input type="text" name="senderEmail" /><br />
  Your Message:<br />
  <textarea name="senderMsg" cols="24" rows="4"></textarea>
  <br /><br />
  <input name="Submit" type="submit" value="Submit Information" />
Your Name:

Your Email:

Your Message:


Attributes for this element:

action - specify the parsing file for the form data when it is submit
Possible Values: "relative or full URL string"

enctype - specify the encoding type for the form submission
Possible Values: "text/plain", "multipart/form-data", "application/x-www-form-urlencoded"

method - specify the HTTP method for the form data
Possible Values: "post", "get"

name - specify the name of the form element
Possible Values: "you define form name"

target- specify the browser window target for the form submission
Possible Values:"_blank", "_self", "_parent", "_top"

accept-charset - specify character encodings for the form data
Possible Values: "valid mime type"

global attributes - global core attributes
See: list of global attributes

New HTML5 attributes for this element:(applies 2014)

novalidate - specify that the form is not meant to be validated when submit
Possible Values: "novalidate"

autocomplete - toggle the browser ability to store and pre-fill form fields
Possible Values: "on", "off"


Event handlers for this element:

global event handlers - global event handler attributes
See: list of global event handlers


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