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Action

Action is a Form attribute that communicates with the common gateway interface (CGI) program to process.

For example, if you entered “bananas” to the following form:

<form action="../processor.cgi">

Please process this:

    <input name=food><br>



    <input type=submit>

</form>

The HTML form would send the input “bananas” to the cgi script. To the cgi script, the action would look like: ../processor.cgi?food=bananas