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HTML HTML Basics Going Further with HTML Linking to Sections of a Web Page

Carel Du Plessis
Carel Du Plessis
Courses Plus Student 16,356 Points

Can elements have the same value if the used (names or vlaues or other)

I know you can not have the same id value but can you use names or values instead to have the same vlaue.

for example:

<ul> <li ><a href="#home" >Home</a></li> <li class="dropdown"> <a href="javascript:void(0)" class="dropbtn">Products</a> <div class="dropdown-content"> <a href="Products.php" name="INJECTION_MOLDS" onclick="myFunction1()">INJECTION MOLDS</a> <a href="Products.php" name="BLOW_MOLDS" onclick="myFunction2()">BLOW MOLDS</a> <a href="Products.php" name="DIECAST" onclick="myFunction3()">DIECAST</a> <a href="Products.php" name="AUTOMOTIVE" onclick="myFunction4()">AUTOMOTIVE</a> <a href="Products.php" name="GENERAL" onclick="myFunction5()">GENERAL</a> </div> </li> <li><a href="#home">Services</a></li> <li class="dropdown"> <a href="javascript:void(0)" class="dropbtn">Gallery</a> <div class="dropdown-content"> <a href="HTML Pages/GALLERY.html" name="INJECTION_MOLDS" onclick="myFunction1()">INJECTION MOLDS</a> <a href="HTML Pages/GALLERY.html" name="BLOW_MOLDS" onclick="myFunction2()">BLOW MOLDS</a> <a href="HTML Pages/GALLERY.html" name="DIECAST" onclick="myFunction3()">DIECAST</a> <a href="HTML Pages/GALLERY.html" name="AUTOMOTIVE" onclick="myFunction4()">AUTOMOTIVE</a> <a href="HTML Pages/GALLERY.html" name="GENERAL" onclick="myFunction5()">GENERAL</a> </div> </li> <li><a href="#home">About Us</a></li> <li><a href="#news">Contact Us</a></li> </ul>

<script> function myFunction1() { var x1 = document.getElementByName("INJECTION_MOLDS"); x1.name; localStorage.setItem("Products_Navigation",x1.name); } function myFunction2() { var x2 = document.getElementByName("BLOW_MOLDS"); x2.name; localStorage.setItem("Products_Navigation",x2.name); } function myFunction3() { var x3 = document.getElementByName("DIECAST"); x3.name; localStorage.setItem("Products_Navigation",x3.name); } function myFunction4() { var x4 = document.getElementByName("AUTOMOTIVE"); x4.name; localStorage.setItem("Products_Navigation",x4.name); } function myFunction5() { var x5 = document.getElementByName("GENERAL"); x5.name; localStorage.setItem("Products_Navigation",x5.name); }


1 Answer

Steven Parker
Steven Parker
220,450 Points

I'm not sure what part of this code you are referring to, but while "id" properties must be unique on the page, you can indeed re-use a "name" setting as much as you like.

There's also no uniqueness requirements for "value" properties, but remember that these are only found on input control elements.