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What is the importance of "action" attribute in a html form?

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What is the importance of "action" attribute in a html form?
posted Jan 11, 2016 by anonymous

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A form is useless unless some kind of processing takes place after the form is submitted. The action attribute is used to inform the browser what page (or script) to call once the "submit" button is pressed.


Here, the action attribute tells the browser to send the form data to a form-handling PHP page (which will presumably convert the form data to something more email-friendly):

<form action="form-to-email.php" method="post"
    <label for="txtname">Name:</label>
    <input type="text" name="txtname" id="txtname"/>


This element takes as its value a URL to a document that may be on the same server (for example, a shared CGI folder that has various form-processing scripts), or even a page or script on an entirely separate server (perhaps a free form-handling service).

answer Jan 12, 2016 by Manikandan J
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The purpose of the HTML action attribute is to specify the URL of a form processor (for example a PHP script which handles the form data).

That attribute is store the path at where Form data is handled.

<form action="Home.html">
        //form elements write hear.

In example action's value is Home.html so form data is handled at that page .

answer Mar 3 by Siddhi Patel
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