The HTMLFormControlsCollection interface represents a collection of HTML form control elements. It replaces one method of HTMLCollection.

This interface is used by the HTMLFormElement interface's elements property, and the HTMLFieldSetElement interface's elements property.


This interface inherits the properties of its parent, HTMLCollection.


This interface inherits the methods of its parent, HTMLCollection.

Returns the RadioNodeList or the Element in the collection whose name or id match the specified name, or null if no nodes match. Note that this version of namedItem() hide the one inherited from HTMLCollection. Like that one, in JavaScript, using the array bracket syntax with a String, like collection["value"] is equivalent to collection.namedItem("value").


Specification Status Comment
WHATWG HTML Living Standard
The definition of 'HTMLFormControlsCollection' in that specification.
Living Standard No change since the last snapshot, HTML5.
The definition of 'HTMLFormControlsCollection' in that specification.
Recommendation In this snapshot of WHATWG HTML Living Standard, the HTMLFormControlsCollections is defined for the first time.

Browser compatibility

Feature Chrome Firefox (Gecko) Internet Explorer Opera Safari (WebKit)
Basic support (Yes) 27 (27) [1] Not supported (Yes) ?
Feature Android Firefox Mobile (Gecko) IE Phone Opera Mobile Safari Mobile
Basic support (Yes) 27.0 (27) [1] Not supported (Yes) ?

[1] Until Firefox 32 included, the eventual RadioNodeList returned by namedItem was a NodeList.

See also


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