ID vs Name in forms


Been trying to work out the difference between ID and Name, ID only allows unique ID's while Name can be the same?

But what is there actual use in an email form?
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ID is normally used when setting specific styles in CSS, or when accessing an element in Javascript (getElemenyById).  

the name is used when calling the actual form or elements.

<form method="POST" name="form1" action="yourpage.asp">
  <input type="text" name="yourinput" />
  <input type="submit" value="Submit" />

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Yes, IDs should be unique. This gives you the possibility to refer to them in Javascript by use of document.getElementById().

The name of your form fields should also be unique. The only exception is radio buttons where you use the same name on all the buttons in a group.

The name of your form fields is what is sent to server when the form is submitted. So if you for example have two text fields with the same name, only one of them is sent to the server.

#form1 { background-color: #ff0000; }

 obj1 = document.getElementById('form1')

<form method="POST" name="form1" action="yourpage.asp" id="form1">
  <input type="text" name="yourinput" />
  <input type="submit" value="Submit" />
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SideasAuthor Commented:
Thank you guys, that was insanely fast :0)

I gave points to flow79 as he got in first by 1 minute! But you both gave great answers, but i have to give it to the first one to post (i read via the rules). If im wrong let me know.

Thank you both :0)
It's common practice to split points between comments posted about the same time, but it doesn't matter to me. Just leave it as it is :^)

SideasAuthor Commented:
Ok Batalf, thx i'll remember to split them next time, if times are close between postings.
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