name (HTML attribute)

Spec
Depr. Version
No HTML 4.01
Browser support (more…)
IE5.5+ FF1+ SA1.3+ OP9.2+ CH2+
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Syntax

name="Unique name identifier for iframe"

Description

The iframe’s name attribute provides a mechanism for referencing the iframe (and hence its content), perhaps for the purposes of client-side scripting - referencing values that may be stored in JavaScript variables in other windows, for example, or to get access to the window so that the document can be interrogated or adapted using the Document Object Model (DOM).

Example

The name attribute provides a way of referencing the window(as "floater") :
<iframe src="iframe-content.html" height="200"
width="200" frameborder="1" name="floater">
<p>Your browser does not support iframes.
That kinda sucks, eh?</p>
</iframe>

Value

Any name that the developer chooses (not containing spaces or special characters).

Compatibility

Internet Explorer Firefox Safari Opera Chrome
5.5 6.0 7.0 8.0 1.0 1.5 2.0 3.0 3.5 1.3 2.0 3.1 4.0 9.2 9.5 10.0 2.0
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It causes no compatibility issues, and has excellent support across all tested browsers.

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