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

<a href="#"><img src="https://bit.ly/fcc-relaxing-cat" 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="https://freecatphotoapp.com/submit-cat-photo">
  <label for="indoor"><input id="indoor" type="radio" name="indoor-outdoor"> Indoor</label>
  <label for="outdoor"><input id="outdoor" type="radio" name="indoor-outdoor"> Outdoor</label><br>
  <label for="loving"><input id="loving" type="checkbox" name="personality"> Loving</label>
  <label for="lazy"><input id="lazy" type="checkbox" name="personality"> Lazy</label>
  <label for="energetic"><input id="energetic" 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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The radio and checkboxes need a value attribute that is sent when the form is submitted. For example, suppose your form has a backend (which you will learn later on) that receives the data from the form. It needs a value for the radio and checkboxes that the user is selecting. So, inside the input tag add a value tag and it give it some value.

<input type="radio" name="gender" value="male">
<input type="radio" name="gender" value="female">

notice that the name is same so that it knows that these radio buttons are in a group and only one can be selected. But the value needs to differ. And this value is what will be sent to the server.