JavaScript JavaScript and the DOM Making Changes to the DOM Modifying Elements

it keeps telling me this is wrong

i have different methods and it keeps saying its not correct, i'm confused.

var inputValue = document.getElememtById("linkName")
<!DOCTYPE html>
        <title>DOM Manipulation</title>
    <link rel="stylesheet" href="style.css" />
        <div id="content">
            <label>Link Name:</label>
            <input type="text" id="linkName">
            <a id="link" href=""></a>
        <script src="app.js"></script>

2 Answers

Steven Parker
Steven Parker
200,695 Points

The function name should be "getElementById" (with an "n" and just one "m"). And by itself, the selector function accesses the element; but the challenge wants you to get the value associated with that element.

i'm sorry Steven, i dont quite understand your answer, coud you please elaborate

Jamie Reardon
Jamie Reardon
Treehouse Project Reviewer

James, basically as Steven said, the method getElementById is a selector function that selects the element that you supply as the argument. This alone doesn't do any more than simply select/reference it, you therefore need to use a property to get the value of that element. Which you can do so by using and chaining .value at the end of the statement.

Jamie Reardon
Jamie Reardon
Treehouse Project Reviewer

Your method's syntax is incorrect. You have getElememtById but it should be getElementById. From that point, you will want to follow Steven's answer.