HTML <button> value Attribute

❮ HTML <button> tag


Two buttons with equal names, that submit different values when clicked:

<form action="/action_page.php" method="get">
  Choose your favorite subject:
  <button name="subject" type="submit" value="fav_HTML">HTML</button>
  <button name="subject" type="submit" value="fav_CSS">CSS</button>
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Definition and Usage

The value attribute specifies the initial value for a <button> in a <form>.

Note: In a form, the button and its value is only submitted if the button itself was used to submit the form.

Browser Support

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Note: If you use the <button> element in an HTML form, Internet Explorer, prior version 8, will submit the text between the <button> and </button> tags, while the other browsers will submit the content of the value attribute.


<button value="value">

Attribute Values

Value Description
value The initial value of the button

❮ HTML <button> tag