The HTMLFormElement.length read-only property returns the number of controls in the <form> element. You can access the list of the form's controls using the elements property.

This includes both elements that are descendants of the <form> element as well as elements that are made members of the form using their form property.

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numControls = form.length;


numControls is the number of form controls within the <form>. This is the same as the number of the elements in the HTMLFormControlsCollection returned by the elements property.


if (document.getElementById('form1').length > 1) {
  // more than one form control here


Specification Status Comment
HTML Living Standard
The definition of 'HTMLFormElement: length' in that specification.
Living Standard

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