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formX DOM Object?

formX DOM Object?

formX DOM Object?

Hello, I'm trying to help out IT a bit. We had someone years ago write our purchasing system. They left years ago and left us to figure out the source code. It was written back in approximately 2005. I'm still fairly new to JavaScript, but as I'm going through the code, I keep seeing an object property called formX. It crops up in most functions:
document.formX.dept.value, document.formX.apflag.value, etc.
I tried searching for formX but really didn't come up with anything. Is it exceptionally old? What is the formX property?


RE: formX DOM Object?


That is probably used as the name attribute of a form tag, like this :

CODE --> HTML ( fragment )

<form name="formX"> 

Which can then be used in JavaScript for references like you mentioned : https://jsfiddle.net/gexybuqm/


RE: formX DOM Object?

I see. I didn't realize the 'name' attribute could be used as an object... I'm slowly learning.

RE: formX DOM Object?

Wait... If you can just treat a tag attribute as a DOM element property, it seems like that makes the getElementsByName() function useless.
In your JSfiddle, I would have thought the only way to access that form would have been:

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