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multiple form elements with the same name?

From: Thomas Seifert <ts77@dasburo.de>
Date: Wed, 28 Mar 2001 17:22:54 +0200
To: www-html@w3.org
Message-ID: <20010328172254.C3420@dasburo.de>
Hi all,

at all I've got just one question.
Is it possible, that form-elements (textfields) with the same name will be delivered (to a perl-script) in a different order, than the one in the html-page?
Or better, under which circumstances could this be?

I've searched through the html-specifications and the rfc's ... none of these specificates this behaviour.

For further explanation:
I've got a html-form (generated through a perl-script) which contains text-fields with the same name (not changeable for my side).
For processing the form-results I need to depend on the behaviour that it returns the fields with the same name in the order they are shown in the html-form.
Netscape 4.7, 6 and MS IE 4.0-5.5 do it right but I would like to have it verified, that this isn't just a coincidence.

If there are any specs I would be very happy if you could point me there.

Thanks a lot

Thomas Seifert
Received on Wednesday, 28 March 2001 10:23:03 UTC

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