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JavaScript JavaScript and the DOM Making Changes to the DOM Removing an Element from the DOM

zoe li
zoe li
1,776 Points

Bummer: There was an error with your code: ReferenceError: Can't find variable: myList

Bummer: There was an error with your code: ReferenceError: Can't find variable: myList

app.js
 const removeItemButton=document.querySelector('button#removeItemButton')


if(removeItemButton){
removeItemButton.addEventListener('click', ()=>{
const myList = document.getElementsByTagName('ul')[0];
 const firstListItem=document.querySelector("li:first-child");


   myList.removeChild(firstListItem)




})
}else{
alert("button is no on")
}
index.html
<!DOCTYPE html>
<html>
    <head>
        <title>DOM Manipulation</title>

    </head>
    <link rel="stylesheet" href="style.css" />
    <body>
      <div>
        <ul>
            <li >First Item</li>
            <li >Second Item</li>
            <li >Third Item</li>
        </ul>
     <button id="removeItemButton">remove item</button>  
        </div>
   <script src="app.js"></script>
    </body>
</html>

1 Answer

Bert Witzel
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Bert Witzel
Front End Web Development Techdegree Graduate 23,089 Points

Hi Zoe, you don't need to use an addEventListener in this challenge. Here is my solution that passed:

var myList = document.querySelector('ul');
var firstListItem = document.getElementById('first');
myList.removeChild(firstListItem);