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Soufiane Bdaoui
Soufiane Bdaoui
9,601 Points

Can't Figure why this JS code is wrong

HTML code

!DOCTYPE html>
    <meta charset="utf-8">
    <link rel="stylesheet" type="text/css" href="style.css">
    <script src="script.js"></script>   
        <div><a href="FirstLink.html" class="aLink"> First Link</a</div>
        <div><a href="SecondLink.html" class="aLink">Second Link</a> </div>



JS code

var linkPages = document.getElementByClassName("aLink");

function changeText(){


linkPages.onClick = changeText();
Steven Parker
Steven Parker
220,925 Points

Can you provide a link to the course page you are working with?

1 Answer

Steven Parker
Steven Parker
220,925 Points

Three things stand out even without knowing the specific objectives of this code:

I notice you have "getElementByClassName", but the actual function is "getElementsByClassName" (plural).

Also, the actual function returns an element collection, not a single element, so it would not have "style" property. But the individual elements in it would, perhaps you need a loop?

And finally, it would be most unusual to set both "color" and "backgroundColor" to the same value unless you were intending to make the text invisible.

Soufiane Bdaoui
Soufiane Bdaoui
9,601 Points

Yeah, I was expecting it to work like getElementByID(). Thanks for the help, now I get it.