In this tutorial, we will delve into one of the most crucial aspects of HTML – the
<form action=""></form> tag. This tag is fundamental in creating interactive websites that can collect user input.
What is a Form?
A form is an interactive area on your webpage where users can enter data. This could be anything from a simple search box to complex multi-page forms for user registration or online shopping checkout.
The Role of
<form> tag defines an HTML form and the “action” attribute specifies where to send the form-data when a form is submitted. The value of the “action” attribute typically contains a URL to a script on the server side which will handle your submitted data.
<form action="URL"> //input fields here </form>
An Example Usage
<form action="/submit_form.php"> <label for="fname">First name:</label>
In the above example, when the user clicks the "Submit" button, the form data is sent to a file named "/submit_form.php". The file contains a script for processing form data.
<form action=""></form>tag is an essential tool in HTML for creating interactive webpages. It allows you to collect user input and send it to a server-side script for processing. Understanding how to use this tag effectively can greatly enhance your web development skills.