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Johnny Lopez4,643 Points
not clear on why we need a value
if the name is what gets submitted to php why do we need a value for checkboxes?
Rich Bagley25,868 Points
If you had a list of checkboxes which provided answers you may wish to pass through the value when the selection is checked, e.g.
Select all the different languages you know:
By passing the value through you're able to easily identify which have been checked on submission of the form.