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JavaScript DOM Scripting By Example Editing and Filtering Names Moving to an Editing State

charlotte `Sukhraj
charlotte `Sukhraj
7,570 Points

Edit Button Error ...

My edit button logs error on the console stating "li is not defined" on const span=li.firstElementChild;

Dane Parchment
Dane Parchment
Treehouse Moderator 11,075 Points

Please show us your code so that we can better help you.

I believe in the previous video li and ul were defined in the second if statement. The new code should look like this

ul.addEventListener('click', (e) => {
    if (e.target.tagName === 'BUTTON') {
        const button = e.target;
        const li = e.target.parentNode;
        const ul = li.parentNode;
        if (button.textContent === 'remove') {
            ul.removeChild(li);
        } else if (button.textContent === 'edit') {
            const span = li.firstElementChild;
            const input = document.createElement('input');
            input.type = 'text';
            li.insertBefore(input, span);
            li.removeChild(span);
        }
    }
}); ```

1 Answer

Steven Parker
Steven Parker
229,582 Points

Maybe it really was never defined. We'd need to see all the code to tell.

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