[Pdx-pm] CGI.pm -- names verses ids

David Wheeler david at kineticode.com
Tue May 3 17:15:08 PDT 2005

On May 3, 2005, at 17:09 , Randall Hansen wrote:

> it is a little tedious; hard to avoid, though.  "id" is a unique  
> identifier for the element in the document (in short, a DOM id).   
> even if you don't use any style sheets or active scripting, "id" is  
> useful for labels.  "name" is the control name for the associated  
> control (e.g. an input box); it does not need to be unique.

The "name" attribute has been deprecated in XHTML 1.1 for certain  
tags (e.g., <a>).


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