Learn HTML Forms by Building a Registration Form - Step 40

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Describe your issue in detail here. Please I am new to coding, I just started this week but I am having challenge in this requirement: I don’t know what they are asking me to do. I need explanation and example please
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.

  **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

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A form is something to ask the user for information. You’re going to send an e-mail, name, and anything else in a form.

The name attribute is used to identify that information for each input.

Now, let’s say we’re asking the user for his name, this will be the input:

<input id="first-name" type="text"/>

Now we add the “name” attribute to identify that information. How do we know that’s the user’s name? Because we gave it the “user-name” identifier:

<input id="first-name" type="text" name="user-name"/>

Now you just need to add this name attribute to each input you have, except for the 2 radio inputs.

you need give these elements “name” attribute, as it says in instructions

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

happy learning :slight_smile:

Thank you for your assistance. I am still retrying but I move on since it is the only one I am struggling with. I am now doing my first project now but also having challenges

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Hi have you read the hints? The input for profile picture requires you to upload a file.

Thank you for the detail explanation. You exceeded my expectation and I am proud to join a community of intellectuals

This great you actual solve the question for me. I now understand it very well. Thanks for your assistance


glad i could help!! and please, i ain’t intellectuals by any means, so please refrain yourself from calling me as such, but i appreciate you find this community very useful…

happy learning to us all :slight_smile:

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