The property represents the name of the current <form> element as a string.

If your <form> element contains an element named name then that element overrides the property, so that you can't access it. Internet Explorer (IE) does not allow the name attribute of an element created using createElement() to be set or modified using the name property.


A string.


const form1name = document.getElementById('form1').name;

if (form1name !== document.form.form1) {
  // Browser doesn't support this form of reference


HTML Standard
# dom-form-name

Browser compatibility

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