Netlify forms hidden input no longer working consistently

For some reason, Netlify Forms no longer receives hidden input values consistently.

It occasionally passes the value.

You can see an example on this page in our comment form: https://www.mezzoguild.com/learn/spanish/vocabulary/days-of-the-week/

There’s a hidden input that passes the url of the page to Netlify Forms:

<input name="path" type="hidden" value="https://www.mezzoguild.com/learn/spanish/vocabulary/days-of-the-week/">

We use this so we know where the comment came from and organize it accordingly.

Netlify for the past 2 years has always passed this value, but lately it just shows an empty value.

So I’m wondering if there’s been a change in the way that Netlify receives hidden input values - does it ignore hidden inputs?

howdy! any changes on this at all? still experiencing the same? I have asked around but i am not hearing any work having being rolled out that might effect this, so i am wondering if it is something specific to your project. any thoughts?

Your form is very different from Netlify standards. In Netlify, to link your form and the dashboard you need to add some metadata and meta attributes, such as data-netlify="true" , data-netlify-honeypot="bot-field" (to avoid SPAM) and a name attribute with exactly the same name than your Netlify form in your dashboard. It must look like:

<form name="contact" method="post" data-netlify="true" data-netlify-honeypot="bot-field">
  {/* You still need to add the hidden input with the form name to your JSX form */}
  <input type="hidden" name="form-name" value="contact" />
  ...
</form>