# How to find the name and the target of a form in JavaScript?

JavascriptObject Oriented ProgrammingFront End Technology

A form generally has a name and a target. Without a name, it is very difficult to validate any form. To find the name and target of a form, javascript has provided document.name and document.target respectively. Let's discuss them individually.

## Name of a Form

### Example

In the following example, the name of the form is found out using document.name method of javascript. The name of the form is used to validate a form.

Live Demo

<html>
<body>
<form id="form1" name="form" action="/action_page.php"></form>
<p id="name"></p>
<script>
var nm = document.getElementById("form1").name;
document.getElementById("name").innerHTML = nm;
</script>
</body>
</html>

### Output

form

## Target of a form

### Example

In the following example, the target of form is found out using document.target method of javascript.

Live Demo

<html>
<body>
<form id="form1" target="_self" action="/action_page.php"></form>
<p id="target"></p>
<script>
var tar = document.getElementById("form1").target;
document.getElementById("target").innerHTML = tar;
</script>
</body>
</html>

### Output

_self
Published on 29-Jul-2019 08:06:03