> Name is a required attribute. You must have a name attribute in form > elements, with th exception of submit and reset buttons. > > You may have been confused by the fact that the name attribute on > certain other elements, like form and img, is deprecated. Many sites > mistakenly say "use name instead of id in xhtml." This is flat out > wrong. ah. yes. exactly. thanks to all. i *will* read the spec again. i will.