Just now somebody on IRC was claiming that the "name" attribute in HTML - the one that is used to give form input fields a name to be used in $_GET and _$POST in PHP is in fact deprecated. Quoting About.com that seems indeed true - but you should always double check on the internet, as nobody ever reads specifications right.
The W3C has also a section on this available , and if you only skim you might only see:
"Note that in XHTML 1.0, the name attribute of these elements is formally deprecated, and will be removed in a subsequent version of XHTML."
But if you read correctly, it's only for the elements: a, applet, form, frame, iframe, img, and map.
Today's lesson: always read the specs carefully .