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JavaScript JavaScript and the DOM Getting a Handle on the DOM Select by ID

I already use document.getElementById to select the input-phrase. however, the feedback is I didn't use it

I already use document.getElementById to select the input-phrase. however, the feedback is "Are you using the method that targets an element by its ID?"

app.js
// Complete the challenge by writing JavaScript below
const input = document.getElementById ('input-phrase');
const button = document.getElementById ('btn-phrase');

button.addEventListener('click', () => {
  alert(input.value);
});
index.html
<!DOCTYPE html>
<html lang="en">
  <head>
    <meta charset="utf-8">
    <title>Phrase Sayer</title>
  </head>
  <body>
    <p><label for="input-phrase">Type a phrase</label></p>
    <p><input type="text" id="input-phrase"></p>
    <p><button id="btn-phrase">Say Phrase</button></p>
    <script src="app.js"></script>
  </body>
</html>

1 Answer

Steven Parker
Steven Parker
229,582 Points

While the code is technically acceptable as is, the challenge mechanism apparently doesn't like the space between the method name and the open parenthesis.

While no space is the accepted "best practice", you still may want to report this as a bug to the Support folks. :beetle: