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JavaScript JavaScript and the DOM Making Changes to the DOM Change Element Attributes

Keith Grimes
Keith Grimes
9,503 Points

Getting "null is not an object (evaluating input.value).

When I try to run this code, I keep getting the error message. What am I doing wrong?

btnUpdate.addEventListener("click", () => {
    const headline = document.getElementById("headline");
    const input = document.querySelector(".input-main"); // this variable is local and only accessible by this function

    headline.textContent = input.value; // input.value returns whatever is typed into the input text field
    input.value = ""; // this clears the text from the input field textbox  
    headline.className = "grow"; // this applies the CSS class "grow" to the headline element node

1 Answer

Brian Jensen
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Brian Jensen
Treehouse Staff

Hiya Keith Grimes :wave:

It appears that you're just missing the btnUpdate variable declaration from the starter workspace for the video:

const btnUpdate = document.querySelector('.btn-main');

Awesome code comments! :fire: