[thelist] Form ids vs names

Alex Robinson evolt at alex.cloudband.com
Fri Apr 16 09:15:49 CDT 2004

I found some previous posts from 2000 that bemoaned the fact that 
browsers were not yet sending the values of input fields that had an 
id rather than a name - as per the HTML 4 and up specs.

 From my rough and ready testing it seems that none of the modern 
browsers (Firefox, Safari 1.2 and Opera 7.5) have yet bothered to do 
so either.

What gives? Have the browser developers just forgotten this or has 
there been a decision to just ignore the specs? Or am I just confused 
and have gotten hold of the wrong end of the stick?

In any case, is the best solution to send identical values for both 
name and id attributes for now?

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