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HTML DOM forms Collection

Document Object Reference Document Object

Definition and Usage

The forms collection returns an array of all the forms in the current document.

Syntax

document.forms[].property


Browser Support

Internet Explorer Firefox Opera Google Chrome Safari

The forms collection is supported in all major browsers.


Examples

Example 1

Return the number of forms in the document:

<html>
<body>

<form name="Form1"></form>
<form name="Form2"></form>
<form></form>

<p>Number of forms:
<script>
document.write(document.forms.length);
</script></p>

</body>
</html>

The output of the code above will be:

Number of forms: 3

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Example 2

Return the name of the first form in the document:

<html>
<body>

<form name="Form1"></form>
<form name="Form2"></form>
<form></form>

<p>Name of first form:
<script>
document.write(document.forms[0].name);
</script></p>

</body>
</html>

The output of the code above will be:

Name of first form: Form1

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