Specifies the internal name of a field. All editing components must have a name, which is typically unique among all components displayed on the page. name is a string that is usually a path to a view attribute.
Container components do not require names and any assigned names are ignored. When building components from Java, component names are defined by the application. When building components from XML forms, component names are derived from the names of Field elements in the form. Field names are in turn path expressions within the view object that is used with the form.
<Field name =’global.firstname’>
For more information on how the name attribute refers to a specific attribute in the user view, see Chapter 3, Identity Manager Views.