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

Travers Geoffray
Travers Geoffray
Front End Web Development Techdegree Graduate 14,194 Points

Can someone help with this text content challenge task?

Not sure if I completely understand what's being asked here, the phrasing is a bit confusing. Not sure where I'm going wrong.

app.js
var inputValue = document.getElementById('linkName').value;
document.querySelector('a').textcontent = inputValue.value;
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
195,447 Points

You're close, but:

  • "inputValue" is already the value, it does not have its own ".value" attribute
  • The attribute "textContent" must be spelled with a capital "C"
  • while this selector will work, selecting by the ID would be a more "best practice" solution
Ryan Groom
Ryan Groom
14,802 Points

Travers Geoffray The issue is that the instructions in the challenge were prompting you to change the text content of the <a> element WITH the id of 'link'. So my solution to this was as follows:

var inputValue;
inputValue = document.getElementById('linkName').value;
document.getElementById('link').textContent = inputValue;

Let me know if you need anything clarified.