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JavaScript Interactive Web Pages with JavaScript Traversing and Manipulating the DOM with JavaScript Appending and Removing Elements


What am i doing wrong it says i need to append this

var body = document.body;
var newParagraph = document.createElement("p");
var pleaseEnableParagraph = document.querySelector("#please_enable");

//Remove "Please Enable JavaScript" paragraph


//Append new paragaph to document

<!DOCTYPE html>
    <p id="please_enable">Please Enable JavaScript</p>

    <script src="app.js"></script>

2 Answers

Your missing a semi-colon (;) on the last two lines.

You also created a paragraph element, and you then tried to select an ID, but you haven't yet created the ID itself.

Kevin Lozandier
Kevin Lozandier
Courses Plus Student 53,747 Points

Hi, Andrew Alvarez:

appendChild is a method & therefore needs to be accessed by the object that has access to it; it cannot simply be invoked as it is in your code snippet.

Instead, you probably meant to append it to the body. Since you set a variable called body to have a reference (pointer) to document.body, you should have the following at the end of your current script instead:


This replaced your incorrect reference to a global function appendChild that doesn't exist & the wrong parameter passed in.