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HTML <input> name Attribute

❮ HTML <input> tag

Example

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

<form action="/action_page.php">
  <label for="fname">First name:</label>
  <input type="text" id="fname" name="fname"><br><br>
  <label for="lname">Last name:</label>
  <input type="text" id="lname" name="lname"><br><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 Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes

Syntax

<input name="text">

Attribute Values

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

❮ HTML <input> tag