JavaScript JavaScript and the DOM Making Changes to the DOM Appending Nodes

jun cheng wong
jun cheng wong
9,710 Points

An alternative way to clear the input after clicking the button [addItemInput.textContent = 'none';]

Can I set the .textContent to none as an alternative to Guil's approach to set the value to ' '?

const toggleList = document.getElementById('togglelist');
const listDiv = document.querySelector('.list');
const descriptionInput = document.querySelector('input.description');
const descriptionP = document.querySelector('p.description');
const descriptionButton = document.querySelector('button.description');
const addItemInput = document.querySelector('input.addItemInput');
const addItemButton = document.querySelector('button.addItemButton');

toggleList.addEventListener('click', () => {
    if( == 'none'){
        toggleList.textContent = 'Hide list'; = 'block';
    } else {
        toggleList.textContent = 'Show list'; = 'none';

descriptionButton.addEventListener('click', () => {
    descriptionP.innerHTML = descriptionInput.value + ':';      

addItemButton.addEventListener('click', () => {

    let ul = document.getElementsByTagName('ul')[0];
  let li = document.createElement('li');
    li.textContent = addItemInput.value;
    addItemInput.textContent = 'none';


1 Answer

Peter Vann
Peter Vann
Treehouse Moderator 31,465 Points

Hi Cheng!

Unfortunately, not that would not work.

This code: = 'none';

will hide the listDoc (and completely remove it from the DOM flow)

(because display is a CSS style property)

however, this code:

addItemInput.textContent = 'none';

would not hide addItemInput - it would change its text to 'none'.

The way to clear it is to set the textContent to an empty string, such as '' or "".

More info:

I hope that helps.

Stay safe and happy coding!