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

Nima Sakha
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Nima Sakha
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How do I select the element and change it

I am not sure how to get the p element and change its value to the inputValue var

app.js
var inputValue = document.getElementById('linkText').value;
const info = document.getElementsByClassName('.info');
info.textContent = inputValue;
index.html
<!DOCTYPE html>
<html>
    <head>
      <title>DOM Manipulation</title>
    </head>
    <link rel="stylesheet" href="style.css" />
    <body>
      <div id="content">
        <label for="linkText">Link Text:</label>
        <input type="text" id="linkText" value="sample text">
        <p class="info"></p>
      </div>
    <script src="app.js"></script>
  </body>
</html>

1 Answer

Steven Parker
Steven Parker
216,891 Points

When you use getElementsByClassName, the argument is just the class name (no period). You may have been thinking of using querySelector.

Also, that function returns an element collection instead of a single element, so you'd need to use indexing to select the first element of the collection: info[0].textContent = inputValue;