How do i use the value attribute with Radio Buttons and Checkboxes?

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Hello Guys

Can anybody help me. i am stuck and i am not sure how to crack this code.
I have tried lookingg at the hints and unfortunately that was no help and there is no video for me to get a better understanding.

Please Help!

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<p>Click here to view more <a href="#">cat photos</a>.</p>

<a href="#"><img src="" alt="A cute orange cat lying on its back."></a>

<p>Things cats love:</p>
  <li>cat nip</li>
  <li>laser pointers</li>
<p>Top 3 things cats hate:</p>
  <li>flea treatment</li>
  <li>other cats</li>
<form action="/submit-cat-photo">
  <label><input type="radio" name="indoor-outdoor"> Indoor</label>
  <label><input type="radio" name="indoor-outdoor"> Outdoor</label><br>
  <label><input type="checkbox" name="personality"> Loving</label>
  <label><input type="checkbox" name="personality"> Lazy</label>
  <label><input type="checkbox" name="personality"> Energetic</label><br>
  <input type="text" placeholder="cat photo URL" required>
  <button type="submit">Submit</button>

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Challenge: Use the value attribute with Radio Buttons and Checkboxes

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What have you tried? This looks like the starter code.


You add the value attribute just like you would any other attribute (value="something"). It affects how data is sent using the form. Another example is here.


Hello @brenmt3,

Basically, the input element with type = "radio" and type = "checkbox" requires both a name and value attribute.

The name attribute groups related inputs and the value attribute makes each one of them unique.

When the form is submitted, the value of every checked input is being submitted as well.

In the case of radio inputs, the name attribute is also used to prevent the user from selecting multiple options.

Here is an example that prompts users to enter their gender.

 <label><input type="radio" name="gender" value="male"> Male</label>
 <label><input type="radio" name="gender" value="female">Female</label> 

Both inputs have the same name attribute so they form a group. This way the user can’t select both options.

I hope you now understand


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Thank you very much for your help!

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