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

Ali Sh
Ali Sh
2,026 Points

How to set the text content?

Set the text content of the a tag to be the value stored in the variable inputValue.

app.js
let inputValue = document.getElementById('linkName').value;
inputValue = document.getElementById('linkName').textcontent;
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>

2 Answers

trio-group I.AM
trio-group I.AM
24,757 Points

Hey Ali!

You need to set the text inside the anchor tag with the id of 'link' to whatever the text input is holding, i. e. whatever is in the inputValue variable that you declared in Task 1. So select the link by its id first, and then change its content like so:

document.getElementById('link').textContent = inputValue;

Hope this helps!

Adam Beer
Adam Beer
11,314 Points
let inputValue = document.getElementById('linkName').value;
let anchor = document.querySelector("#link");

anchor.innerText = inputValue;