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enctype attribute | enctype property

Sets or retrieves the encoding type for the form.

Syntax

HTML<element enctype="p" ... >
JavaScript

p = object.enctype

Property values

Type: String

the format of the data being submitted by the form.

application/x-www-form-urlencoded

Default. Input control names and values are URL encoded. The name is separated from the value by '=' and name/value pairs are separated from each other by '&'.

multipart/form-data

Used for submitting forms that contain files, non-ASCII data, and binary data.

text/plain

Obsolete. No encoding, for browser compatibility only.

Remarks

The ENCTYPE attribute of the form specifies how the HTTP request should be encoded. All GET requests are submitted as application/x-www-form-urlencoded. The value of multipart/form-data is required (with a POST request) to submit a file to the server. The value of text/plain forces the request to be POST.

See also

form
encoding

 

 

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