name attribute is one method for referencing an
forward-thinking method is to reference by the
id (coming soon!)
attribute). It has historically been used for techniques such as image
swaps for rollovers (which have since largely been replaced using CSS
nameattribute provides a way of referencing the object:
<embed src="giant-grasshopper.jpg" name="ghopper"></embed>
Any name that the developer chooses (not containing spaces or special characters).
It causes no compatibility issues, and has excellent support across all tested browsers.