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HTML HTML Forms Choosing Options Checkboxes

Why is name="[value]" not needed?

In HTML lesson on radio buttons ---->

< input type="radio" id="..." VALUE="..." name="..." >


In HTML checkbox lesson --->

< input type="checkbox" id="..." >

1 Answer

This code challenge is a bit confusing! The name attribute IS required if you want your server-side code to be able to see the checkbox value. If you submit a form with this code, the shipping and newsletter values will be discarded.

If you watch the associated video, Nick does include a name attribute when he creates checkboxes. I don't know why the challenge doesn't require it!