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JavaScript JavaScript and the DOM (Retiring) Making Changes to the DOM Modifying Elements

Kong Tat Ong
Kong Tat Ong
5,145 Points

Hello all, I want to know how can I select an input element with the id of linkName.

I know how to pass the exercise but I want to be able to have 2 conditions in finding it. It must be an input element and it has to have an id of linkName. I have seen getAttribute being used here. https://developer.mozilla.org/en-US/docs/Web/API/Element/getAttribute

I followed the example but it keeps saying bummer: you need to select the input element and store it inside the variable inputValue. Did I do something wrong in my code? It looks the same as the one in the MDN example. Thanks in advance.

app.js
var inputValue12 = document.getElementById('linkName');
var inputValue = inputValue12.getAttribute('input');
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

Julian Addison
Julian Addison
13,302 Points

I am not sure why you would want to have multiple conditions when targeting an element with an ID, because the ID name is unique. However, if you wanted to target an input element with the class name, 'linkName', than you could do this:

var inputWithClassName = document.querySelector('input.linkName');