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JavaScript JavaScript and the DOM (Retiring) Making Changes to the DOM Modifying Elements

challenge 1 of 2

I just don't get this first challenge. This is what I have so far: let inputValue = document.getElementById("linkName"); Would somebody please tell me what I'm doing wrong. Thanks in advance.

Lawrence

app.js
let inputValue = document.getElementById("linkName");
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

Calin Bogdan
Calin Bogdan
14,921 Points

Hi there!

Since there's just one property you need to add and you're very close to finding the right answer I'll just give you a hint. As the variable name says, you have to store in it the value of the element, not the element itself.

Good luck!

Colin, Thanks for the hint. I got it!

Ari Misha
Ari Misha
19,286 Points

Hiya lawrence! In your answer to the task 1 of the challenge , you're getting the input tag , instead of its value. In order to store the value , you're gonna have to chain .value to your code. It should look like this:

let inputValue = document.getElementById("linkName").value;

~ Ari

Hi Ari,

Thanks for the help. I got it!