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Where Does The "name" Attribute Stand?

Where Does The "name" Attribute Stand?

Where Does The "name" Attribute Stand?

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I've been away from JS for a while. I'm getting back into it for a project. The last time I remember working on something form-related. I remember reading back then that the getElementsByName() method was deprecated for everything except forms.
I go back to w3schools today to refresh my memory, and it says the "name" attribute is deprecated and to use the "id" attribute instead:
https://www.w3schools.com/jsref/met_doc_getelementsbyname.asp
That sounds like it's deprecated for all instances. That sounded a little extreme so I also checked out the Mozilla Developer site:
https://developer.mozilla.org/en-US/docs/Web/API/Document/getElementsByName
They mention that it can only be used in XHTML documents.
Is the "name" attribute still valid for forms?

RE: Where Does The "name" Attribute Stand?

The name attribute isn't going anywhere any time soon. That's for sure.

As far as I know, the only way to get radio buttons to work as a group is by including the name attribute.

<input type="radio" name="ShoeSize" value="9">9
<input type="radio" name="ShoeSize" value="10">10
<input type="radio" name="ShoeSize" value="11">11

You can give each radio button an id if you choose to. However, if you want the user to only select one shoe size, you must include the name attribute.


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