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JavaScript JavaScript and the DOM (Retiring) Getting a Handle on the DOM Selection Review

Samuel Joseph
Samuel Joseph
5,406 Points

How can one solve this question? I used document.getElementsByTagName('body');

Is there some alternative way that I should write this?

1 Answer

Matthew Long
Matthew Long
28,407 Points

You're almost right. Except, if you notice, the function is getElementsByTagName() not getElementByTagName(). Elements is plural. This is a good indication that it will select a collection of elements, not just a single element. In this case, you want to select the first body, which would be the first index in this collection:

const body = document.getElementsByTagName('body')[0];