Question about ''name'' in set of checkboxes in html

Question about ''name'' in set of checkboxes in html
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#1

I came to the challenge where im learning to put checkboxed in HTML/CSS, so i had example of < label>< input type=’ ’ checkbox ‘’ name= ‘’ personality ‘’>Loving < /label>

So im interested if we can give it any name besides personality? Or it has to be related to described aka named checkbox? Thanks.


#2

Any name will do but it makes sense to give it a descriptive name so you know what set of elements you are referring to/pulling the data from. I.e. Maybe you had a second set of check boxes on the page that referred to the animals ‘appearance’. It would get confusing if you just instead called these ‘animal1’ and ‘animal2’.

Using a descriptive name allows reference in the DOM and helps keep the code clear/easy to read understand. However there are no ‘special properties’ of names, that is ‘personality’ here is not a function or represents anything ‘special’. You could just as well use ‘attitude’ for the name.