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JavaScript Interactive Web Pages with JavaScript Traversing and Manipulating the DOM with JavaScript Modifying Elements

Code Challenge: Stage 3 Traversing and Manipulating the DOM with JavaScript

I can't figure out why this code challenge isn't passing. Challenge says: Take a look at the app.js and index.html. We're removing a paragraph and adding a new one to the body. The newParagraph has not text in it. On line 7 of app.js, modify the newParagraph element's text to say "JavaScript is enabled".

the code I added is:

newParagraph.innerText("Javascript is enabled");

In full context the entire code for the challenge (including my entry) is as follows:

var body = document.body;
var newParagraph = document.createElement("p");
var pleaseEnableParagraph = document.querySelector("#please_enable");

// Add text to the new paragraph

newParagraph.innerText("Javascript is enabled");

//Remove "Please Enable JavaScript" paragraph


//Append new paragaph to document


Am I blind or just going crazy? I also tried using innerHTML and textContent with no luck either.

7 Answers

Andrew Chalkley
Andrew Chalkley
Treehouse Guest Teacher

Hi Liz - good to see you again!

innerText is a property and is not a method. So to assign it you use equals.

newParagraph.innerText = "Javascript is enabled";

It takes some getting used to. I still do it from time to time coming from jQuery :)


Jason Larkin
Jason Larkin
13,970 Points

I also noticed that it wouldn't accept "Javascript" but would accept "JavaScript", with the camel case spelling.

Ian Blair
Ian Blair
7,411 Points

This also works.


CORRET IS .... newParagraph.innerText = "JavaScript is enabled";

Doh! (bangs head on computer) thanks so much!

I had the same problem that Case sensitivity OP

newParagraph.innerText = "JavaScript is enabled";

watch out for the for S on "JavaScript is enabled" not "Javascript is enabled" ! newParagraph.innerText = "JavaScript is enabled"