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How to control the HTTP method forms use

Last week, I wrote an article about progressively enhancing HTML forms with JavaScript. In the article, I originally wrote (now corrected)…

But by default, forms send a POST request

This was wrong. By default, forms send a GET request to whatever URL is included as the value of the action attribute, or the current URL if none is provided.

You can modify this default behavior with the method attribute.

Whatever HTTP method you include as its value will be used instead. For example, his form will be sent with the POST method instead of GET.

<form action="path/to/the/endpoint.php" method="POST">
	<label for="email">Enter your email</label>
	<input type="email" id="email" name="email">