Learn HTML Forms by Building a Registration Form - Step 40

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Okay so it says " With form submissions, it is useful, and good practice, to provide each submittable element with a name attribute. This attribute is used to identify the element in the form submission.

Give each submittable element a unique name attribute of your choosing, except for the two radio inputs."

Not really sure where i’m supposed to add a name attribute for each form submission. I know I already have the name=“” in the input. I’ve tried doing <file name="first-name>nest in all my label input blah blah then

and i get this error " You should give the input expecting a first name a name attribtute. *PS I would have chosen `first-name"

I have also tried wrapping <name file="first-name> around just the input. Can’t figure it out

also when I click to look at other peoples post for this same question the code will be similar but they are talking about something totally diferrent…idk

Thank you!

  **Your code so far**
/* file: index.html */
<!DOCTYPE html>
<html lang="en">
  <meta charset="UTF-8">
  <title>Registration Form</title>
  <link rel="stylesheet" href="styles.css" />
  <h1>Registration Form</h1>
  <p>Please fill out this form with the required information</p>
  <form action='https://register-demo.freecodecamp.org'>
      <label for="first-name">Enter Your First Name: <input id="first-name" name="first-name" type="text" required /></label>
      <label for="last-name">Enter Your Last Name: <input id="last-name" name="last-name" type="text" required /></label>
      <label for="email">Enter Your Email: <input id="email" name="email" type="email" required /></label>
      <label for="new-password">Create a New Password: <input id="new-password" name="new-password" type="password" pattern="[a-z0-5]{8,}" required /></label>
      <label for="personal-account"><input id="personal-account" type="radio" name="account-type" /> Personal Account</label>
      <label for="business-account"><input id="business-account" type="radio" name="account-type" /> Business Account</label>
      <label for="terms-and-conditions" name="terms-and-conditions">
        <input id="terms-and-conditions" type="checkbox" required name="terms-and-conditions" /> I accept the <a href="https://www.freecodecamp.org/news/terms-of-service/">terms and conditions</a>
      <label for="profile-picture">Upload a profile picture: <input id="profile-picture" type="file"/></label>
      <label for="age">Input your age (years): <input id="age" type="number" min="13" max="120" /></label>
      <label for="referrer">How did you hear about us?
        <select id="referrer" name="referrer">
          <option value="">(select one)</option>
          <option value="1">freeCodeCamp News</option>
          <option value="2">freeCodeCamp YouTube Channel</option>
          <option value="3">freeCodeCamp Forum</option>
          <option value="4">Other</option>
      <label for="bio">Provide a bio:
        <textarea id ="bio" rows="3" cols="30" placeholder="I like coding on the beach..."></textarea>
    <input type="submit" value="Submit" />
/* file: styles.css */
body {
width: 100%;
height: 100vh;
margin: 0;
background-color: #1b1b32;
color: #f5f6f7;

label {
display: block;
margin: 0.5rem 0;

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Challenge: Learn HTML Forms by Building a Registration Form - Step 40

Link to the challenge:

This is where you are asked to add a name attribute of your choosing to the submittable elements

Which are Your profile picture input element
your age input element and
Your text area element.

you should add a suitable name attribute to these three

Hope this helps

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so i don’t make a new name element just a name attribute, but not the name attribute I have in the input id. where do I put the name=“”

better yet, what’s a submittal element?!

Submittable Elements are elements that can be filled and be submitted to the server. Such as Input, Textarea, Option, and etc

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Inputs needs a name attribute for the data to be successfully sent to the server.

If you notice, your first-name, last-name, email, and new-password has a name attribute in it. The question asks you to do the same for file and few other elements that doesn’t have a name attribute on it.

Hope that helps :grin:


All element have name attribute except file

Really appreciated crazy how simple, GOAT MAN!

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thanks a lot… :smiling_face_with_three_hearts:
i’ve tried all i could before i saw this and it really helped