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

Arya G
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Arya G
Full Stack JavaScript Techdegree Student 4,264 Points

Declare a variable named button. Assign the variable the <button> element with the ID btn-phrase. Use the method that re

I am not able to figure it out!

app.js
// Complete the challenge by writing JavaScript below
let button= document.getElementById('sayPhrase'); 

let input = document.getElementById('phraseText');


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

Jason Larson
Jason Larson
7,734 Points

You were close on this one. Rather than putting in the value of the actual phrase, you wanted to get the button element that had that phrase. You are going to get the element by using its ID, which in this case is btn-phrase. To do that, use this code:

let button = document.getElementById('btn-phrase');