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HTML HTML Forms Inputs

Chris Gains
Chris Gains
2,888 Points

name="name"

When we use the name="name" attribute, it doesn't show on the browser. Is this for semantic sense?

1 Answer

Grace Kelly
Grace Kelly
33,990 Points

Hi Chris, the name attribute simply names the element. The name attribute can be used to refer to data when a form is submitted or to reference elements in JavaScript for example:

HTML

<input type="text" name="myInput"> <!-- gives the input a name of "myInput" -->

JavaScript

var a = document.getElementsByName("myInput"); //select any elements with the name "myInput"

Hope that helps!!

Chris Gains
Chris Gains
2,888 Points

Thanks Grace, that has cleared it up :)

Grace Kelly
Grace Kelly
33,990 Points

No problem Chris, glad I could help :)