HTML form target Attribute

HTML <form> target Attribute

❮ HTML <form> tag


Display the response received in a new window or tab:

<form action="/action_page.php" method="get" target="_blank">
  First name: <input type="text" name="fname"><br>
  Last name: <input type="text" name="lname"><br>
  <input type="submit" value="Submit">
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Definition and Usage

The target attribute specifies a name or a keyword that indicates where to display the response that is received after submitting the form.

The target attribute defines a name of, or keyword for, a browsing context (e.g. tab, window, or inline frame).

Browser Support

target Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes

Differences Between HTML 4.01 and HTML5

The target attribute is supported in HTML5.

The target attribute was deprecated in HTML 4.01.

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


<form target="_blank|_self|_parent|_top|framename">

Attribute Values

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

❮ HTML <form> tag