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HTML HTML Forms Form Basics The Button Element

Naivedya Bansal
Naivedya Bansal
5,483 Points

name attribute

What is the use of the name attribute?

Francis Isberto
Francis Isberto
Courses Plus Student 25,343 Points

The name attribute specifies the name of an <input> element.

Use name attributes for form controls (such as <input> and <select>), as that's the identifier used in the POST or GET call that happens on form submission.

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The name attribute is used as a reference for the field when submitting the form.

Here's the info from w3schools which should hopefully help.