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JavaScript JavaScript and the DOM Getting a Handle on the DOM Select by ID

Vasil Ginin
Vasil Ginin
9,055 Points

Can you guys please help me with this one I tried everything.

const input = document.getElementById(input-phrase); const button = document.getElementById(btn-phrase); button.addEventListener('click', () => { alert(input.value); });

app.js
// Complete the challenge by writing JavaScript below
const input = document.getElementById(`input-phrase`);
const button = document.getElementById(`btn-phrase`);
button.addEventListener('click', () => {
  alert(input.value);
});
index.html
<!DOCTYPE html>
<html lang="en">
  <head>
    <meta charset="utf-8">
    <title>Phrase Sayer</title>
  </head>
  <body>
    <p><label for="input-phrase">Type a phrase</label></p>
    <p><input type="text" id="input-phrase"></p>
    <p><button id="btn-phrase">Say Phrase</button></p>
    <script src="app.js"></script>
  </body>
</html>

1 Answer

Steven Parker
Steven Parker
229,982 Points

There's nothing technically wrong here, but since nothing is being interpolated, you don't need a template string. And it seems to be confusing the checking mechanism.

Try using ordinary quotes instead of accents and you will pass the challenge.

But it is odd that task 1 passed with a template string and task 2 didn't. You might want to report this as a bug to the Support folks.