The HTMLFormControlsCollection interface represents a collection of HTML form control elements. It represents the lists returned by the HTMLFormElement interface's elements property and the HTMLFieldSetElement interface's elements property.

This interface replaces one method from HTMLCollection, on which it is based.


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
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 HTML Living Standard, the HTMLFormControlsCollections is defined for the first time.

Browser compatibilityUpdate compatibility data on GitHub

Chrome Edge Firefox Internet Explorer Opera Safari
Basic support Yes No 27 No Yes ?
namedItem Yes No 33
27 — 33
Returned a NodeList instead of a RadioNodeList.
No Yes ?
Android webview Chrome for Android Edge Mobile Firefox for Android Opera for Android iOS Safari Samsung Internet
Basic support Yes Yes No 27 Yes ? ?
namedItem Yes Yes No 33
27 — 33
Returned a NodeList instead of a RadioNodeList.
Yes ? ?

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