Sebastian Sebastian - 2 months ago 12
PHP Question

get custom attribute value in php

I am try to get the value of the input field with a custom attribute I have created using PHP. This is my code:

<form action="uploadform.php" method="post">
<input type="text" name="email" id="email" mynewattribute="myemail">
<input type="submit" name="submit">

//I know $name = $_POST['email']; will give me the value but I would like to get the value of the input field with "mynewattribute" and not name. Is it possible?


The web browser doesn't know what to do with your custom attribute, so will simply ignore it. The only data sent when you submit the form is the values of "successful" elements. So your custom data will never be sent, and can never be read by the receiving script.

The best place to put such data is into hidden input fields. One possibility is to use names with square brackets in, which PHP automatically converts into arrays. e.g.

<input type="text" name="email[value]">
<input type="hidden" name="email[magic]" value="true">

Populates an array like this:

$_POST['email']['value'] = '';
$_POST['email']['magic'] = 'true';