JavaScript JavaScript and the DOM Making Changes to the DOM Modifying Elements

Azzie Fuzzie
Azzie Fuzzie
6,537 Points

Get element by ID

Hi,Whats the mistake?

app.js
var 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>

1 Answer

Gergely Bocz
MOD
Gergely Bocz
Treehouse Moderator 13,345 Points

Hi Azzie Fuzzie!

You have to get the value of the input and not the input element itself,

Try this:

var inputValue = document.getElementById('linkName').value;