The HTMLFormElement.name 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 form.name 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.

Syntax

var string = form.name;
form.name = string;

Example

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

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

Specification

Browser compatibility

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ChromeEdgeFirefoxInternet ExplorerOperaSafariAndroid webviewChrome for AndroidEdge MobileFirefox for AndroidOpera for AndroidSafari on iOSSamsung Internet
nameChrome Full support YesEdge Full support 12Firefox Full support YesIE ? Opera Full support YesSafari Full support YesWebView Android Full support YesChrome Android Full support YesEdge Mobile ? Firefox Android Full support YesOpera Android Full support YesSafari iOS Full support YesSamsung Internet Android Full support Yes

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