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JavaScript JavaScript and the DOM (Retiring) Making Changes to the DOM Modifying Elements

James Nunoo
James Nunoo
3,668 Points

it keeps telling me this is wrong

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

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

2 Answers

Steven Parker
Steven Parker
228,991 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.

James Nunoo
James Nunoo
3,668 Points

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

Jamie Reardon
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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
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Jamie Reardon
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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.