HTML <form> tag represents a HTML form for input data from user.
HTML forms are generally used to submit form data like login page, registration page etc.
Note: <form> tag is supported in all major web browsers.
<legend>Enter Your LogIn Details</legend>
User Name: <input type="text" /><br />
Password: <input type="password" /><br />
<input type="submit" value="LogIn" />
Tag Specific Attributes Support
Following are few form tag attributes that are supported by <form> tag.
|action||url||Represents the URL where web form sends a data on form submission|
|Represents the HTTP method that is used on form submission|
|name||form_name||Represents the form name|
|Represents the target to display response that is received after form submission|
Standard Attributes Support
HTML <form> tag supports mostly all HTML Attributes. Following are some most common attributes that are used by <form> tag. You can get more details about available HTML Attributes here.
|class||user_defined||Represents a style for an element which is used in CSS style sheet|
|id||user_defined||Represents unique id for an element|
|lang||lang_code||Represents the language of the element for it’s content|
|style||css_properties||Represents an inline style for an element for e.g style=”color:red;text-decoration:underline;”|
|title||user_defined||Represents a tooltip information for an elements like img, a, abbr etc|
Event Attributes Support
The “script” is invoked when a certain “event” occurs. Each event handler content attribute deals with a different event. HTML <form> tag supports mostly all HTML Event Attributes. Following are some most common event attributes that are used by <form> tag. You can get more details about available HTML Event Attributes here.
|onclick||script||Event Fires immediately when mouse click on the specified element|
|ondblclick||script||Event Fires immediately when mouse double-click on the specified element|
|onkeydown||script||Event Fires immediately when user is pressing a down key from keyboard|
|onkeypress||script||Event Fires immediately when user presses a key from keyboard|
|onkeyup||script||Event Fires immediately when user releases a key from keyboard|
|onmousedown||script||Event Fires immediately when mouse pointer gets down from an element|
|onmousemove||script||Event Fires immediately when mouse pointer moves over an element|
|onmouseout||script||Event Fires immediately when mouse pointer gets out from an element|
|onmouseover||script||Event Fires immediately when mouse pointer moves over an element|
|onmouseup||script||Event Fires immediately when a mouse pointer is released over an element|