HTML: How to specify a name for the button?

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HTML Code:

<!DOCTYPE html><!-- HTML5 document type declaration -->
<html><!-- Start of HTML document -->
<head><!-- Start of head section -->
<meta charset="utf-8"><!-- Declares document character encoding -->
<title>How to specify a name for the button</title><!-- Sets the title of the webpage -->
</head><!-- End of head section -->
<body><!-- Start of body section -->
<form action="https://www.w3resource.com/html-css-exercise/basic/solution/button-name-answer-demo.php" method="post"><!-- Start of form element with action and method attributes -->
Choose your favorite topic: <!-- Prompt for selecting favorite topic -->
<button name="topic" type="submit" value="JavaScript">JavaScript</button><!-- Button for selecting JavaScript topic, with name attribute set to "topic" -->
<button name="topic" type="submit" value="PHP">PHP</button><!-- Button for selecting PHP topic, with name attribute set to "topic" -->
</form><!-- End of form element -->
</body><!-- End of body section -->
</html><!-- End of HTML document -->


  • This HTML document starts with a doctype declaration indicating it's an HTML5 document.
  • Inside the <html> tags, the document structure begins.
  • The <head> section contains metadata about the document, such as character encoding and the title.
  • The <body> section is where the visible content of the webpage resides.
  • Within the body section, there's a <form> element created with the action attribute set to the URL where the form data will be submitted and the method attribute set to "post".
  • Inside the form, there are two <button> elements for selecting favorite topics.
  • Both buttons have the name attribute set to "topic", indicating that they belong to the same group of data when the form is submitted.
  • Each button has a different value attribute specifying the topic it represents (JavaScript or PHP).
  • The HTML document ends with the closing </html> tag.

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