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Is it acceptable for a submit button to have a name attribute?

Usually, a submit button works fine without a name attribute. However, there are occasions where there's a need to have two submit buttons for the same form, hence making use of the name attribute to identify which button was clicked on the server side.

To clarify I am talking about: <input type="submit" name="foo">

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IMB Avatar asked Mar 24 '23 02:03


1 Answers

Yes, it is entirely acceptable.

The specification has explicit rules for how to determine which submit button was successful, which would be useless if you couldn't give the element a name.

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Quentin Avatar answered Apr 06 '23 01:04