HTML button formtarget Attribute

HTML <button> formtarget Attribute

❮ HTML <button> tag


A form with two submit buttons. The first submit button submits the form data with default target ("_self"), and the second submits the form data to a new window (target="_blank"):

<form action="/action_page.php" method="get">
  First name: <input type="text" name="fname"><br>
  Last name: <input type="text" name="lname"><br>
  <button type="submit" >Submit</button>
  <button type="submit" formtarget="_blank">Submit to a new window</button>
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Definition and Usage

The formtarget attribute specifies where to display the response after submitting the form. This attribute overrides the form's target attribute.

The formtarget attribute is only used for buttons with type="submit".

Browser Support

The numbers in the table specify the first browser version that fully supports the attribute.

formtarget 9.0 10.0 4.0 5.1 10.6

Differences Between HTML 4.01 and HTML5

The formtarget attribute is new in HTML5.

Note: Frames and framesets are not supported in HTML5. The _parent, _top and framename values are now mostly used with iframes.


<button type="submit" formtarget="_blank|_self|_parent|_top|framename">

Attribute Values

Value Description
_blank Loads the response in a new window/tab
_self Loads the response in the same frame (this is default)
_parent Loads the response in the parent frame
_top Loads the response in the full body of the window
framename Loads the response in a named iframe

❮ HTML <button> tag