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JavaScript Regular Expressions in JavaScript Reformatting User Input Reformatting Text

Having a bit of trouble with this problem?

I think it's the way I have the code set up but I understand what the problem is asking me. If you can help me out that would be greatly appreciated!

app.js
function reformatName(text) {
  const rawName = /^(\w+)\s(\w+)$/;

  // Type your answer on line 5, below:
  const newText = /^(\w)\s(\w)*/;

  return text.replace(rawName, newText);
}

const form = document.querySelector("form");
const input = form.querySelector("input");
const reformatted = document.getElementById("reformatted");

form.addEventListener("submit", e => {
  e.preventDefault();
  reformatted.textContent = reformatName(input.value);
});
index.html
<!DOCTYPE html>
<html>

<head>
    <title>DOM Manipulation</title>
</head>
<link rel="stylesheet" href="style.css" />

<body>
    <div id="content">
        <form>
            <label for="name">Enter your first and last name, please.</label>
            <br />
            <input type="text" id="name" name="name">
            <button type="submit">Reformat</button>
        </form>
        <div>
            <h2>Reformatted name:</h2>
                <p id="reformatted"></p>
        </div>
    </div>
    <script src="app.js"></script>
</body>

</html>

1 Answer

Steven Parker
Steven Parker
229,788 Points

The replacement string won't be a regex, and the tokens used to represent captured groups from the pattern are different from those used in a regex.

You might want to review the lesson and/or check the replacement string patterns on the MDN page for .replace.

Hey, thanks for your help, I appreciate it. I still don't get what to do, I watched all the videos before the code challenge. I still need little guidance. Do you think you can help me?

Steven Parker
Steven Parker
229,788 Points

Sure, let's start with a 2nd try at the challenge. So given the hints I made and what you read on the MDN page and reviewed in the lesson, how might you construct the assignment for newText now?