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HTML Button Tag

The <button> tag is used to create a clickable button within HTML form on your webpage. You can put content like text or image within the <button>........</button> tag.

You should always specify the type attribute for a <button> tag. Different browsers use different default type for the button element.

HTML Button tag can be used inside and outside the form.

If you use it inside the form, it works as the submit button. You can also use it as reset button.

If you use it outside the form, you can call JavaScript function on it.


HTML Button Tag Example

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HTML Button Example: Calling JavaScript Function

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HTML Button Example: Submit Form

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Enter Name:

HTML Button Example: Reset Form

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Enter Name:

Attributes of HTML Button Tag

<button> tag supports all global attributes and some specific additional attributes.

There is given a list of HTML button tag attributes.

AttributeDescription
autofocusIt specifies that a button should automatically get focus while the loading of the page.
disabledIt specifies that a button shuld be disabled.
formIt specifies one or more forms that the button belongs to.
formactionIt is used for submit type. It specifies where to send the form data when form is submitted.
formmethodIt specifies how to send form-data.
formenctypeIt specifies how form-data should be encoded before sending it to server.
formnovalidateIt specifies that the form data should not be validated on submission.
formtargetIt specifies that where to display the response after submitting the form.
nameIt specifies the name of the button.
typeIt specifies the type of the button.
valueIt specifies the value of the button.

Supporting Browsers

Elementchrome browser Chromeie browser IEfirefox browser Firefoxopera browser Operasafari browser Safari
<button>YesYesYesYesYes

HTML button tag also supports the global and event attributes in HTML.

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