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JavaScript JavaScript and the DOM (Retiring) Responding to User Interaction Event Delegation

Nazeim Brame
Nazeim Brame
6,544 Points

Don't know where to start. I feel like this wasn't covered in the previous videos.

Do I need to create a variable for input and then repeat line of code inside the addEventListner?

app.js
let section = document.getElementsByTagName('section')[0];

section.addEventListener('click', (e) => {
  e.target.style.backgroundColor = 'rgb(255, 255, 0)';
  e.input.style.backgroundColor =  'rgb(255, 255, 0)';
});
index.html
<!DOCTYPE html>
<html>
    <head>
        <title>JavaScript and the DOM</title>
    </head>
    <link rel="stylesheet" href="style.css" />
    <body>
        <section>
            <h1>Making a Webpage Interactive</h1>
            <p>JavaScript is an exciting language that you can use to power web servers, create desktop programs, and even control robots. But JavaScript got its start in the browser way back in 1995.</p>
            <hr>
            <p>Things to Learn</p>
            <ul>
                <li>Item One: <input type="text"></li>
                <li>Item Two: <input type="text"></li>
                <li>Item Three: <input type="text"></li>
                <li>Item Four: <input type="text"></li>
            </ul>
            <button>Save</button>
        </section>
        <script src="app.js"></script>
    </body>
</html>

2 Answers

Hello! This challenge is asking you for a (CONDITION) to only target the input elements on the page instead of all of them as the condition defined in the challange is doing. Try this:

let section = document.getElementsByTagName('section')[0];

section.addEventListener('click', (e) => { if (e.target.tagName === "INPUT"){ <==(This right here is the condition) e.target.style.backgroundColor = "rgb(255, 255, 0)"; } }); Good Luck!

A R
A R
12,830 Points

So the challenge says "Add a condition that changes the background of the <input> elements only." You'll start by getting all the inputs. You'll have to loop though and attach an event listener to each of the things in the INPUT collection.

let input = document.getElementsByTagName('input')

in the video "Listening for Events with addEventListener()" there will be a section to help you at about 6:00 in