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HTML <input> name Attribute

HTML input Tag Reference HTML <input> tag

Example

An HTML form with three input fields; two text fields and one submit button:

<form action="demo_form.asp">
  Name: <input type="text" name="fullname"><br>
  Email: <input type="text" name="email"><br>
  <input type="submit" value="Submit">
</form>

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Definition and Usage

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

The name attribute is used to reference elements in a JavaScript, or to reference form data after a form is submitted.

Note: Only form elements with a name attribute will have their values passed when submitting a form.


Browser Support

The numbers in the table specify the first browser version that fully supports the attribute.

Attribute
name 1.0 2.0 1.0 1.0 1.0


Differences Between HTML 4.01 and HTML5

NONE.


Syntax

<input name="text">

Attribute Values

Value Description
text Specifies the name of the <input> element


HTML input Tag Reference HTML <input> tag

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