<form>

The <form> element represents the form and inherits the HTMLFormElement interface.

HTMLFormElement instance attributes

-elements: returns an array-like object, the members are all control elements belonging to the form. This attribute is read-only. -length: Returns an integer, indicating the number of controls belonging to the form. This attribute is read-only. -name: A string that represents the name of the form. -method: A string indicating the HTTP method used when submitting to the server. -target: A string representing the display position of the data returned by the server after the form is submitted. -action: A string representing the URL of the form submission data. -enctype (or encoding): string, representing the encoding method of form submission data, possible values ​​are application/x-www-form-urlencoded, multipart/form-data and text/plain . -acceptCharset: string, representing the character encoding that the server can accept. Multiple encoding formats are separated by commas or spaces. -autocomplete: the string on or off, indicating whether the browser should provide automatic completion for the <input> control. -noValidate: Boolean value, indicating whether to turn off the automatic verification of the form.

HTMLFormElement instance method

-submit(): Submit the form, but the submit event and automatic verification of the form will not be triggered. -reset(): Reset the value of the form control to the default value. -checkValidity(): If the control can pass the automatic verification, return true, otherwise return false, and trigger the invalid event at the same time.

Below is an example of creating a form and submitting it.

var f = document.createElement("form");
document.body.appendChild(f);
f.action = "/cgi-bin/some.cgi";
f.method = "POST";
f.submit();