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    What's the purpose of specifying the name of a form?

    What's the point of having the name in ...

    <form id="form" name="form" method="post" action="mailto:example@email.com">

    The method identifies what the form will be used for (to collect data), and the action specifies what happens with the data.

    So what's the deal with the name?

    Thanks!

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    For DOM referencing in languages like JavaScript.
    As in:
    Code:
        <html>
    <head>
        <script type="text/javascript">
            function formname(){
                alert(document.myform)
            }
        </script>
    </head>
    <body onload="formname()">
        <form name="myform"></form>
    </body>
        </html>


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