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

Alita Edmonds
Alita Edmonds
6,068 Points

I am confused?

I have tried to add the anchor tag but either it says I can't duplicate it or there is an error. I am don't know what to do. Thanks!

let inputValue = document.getElementById('linkName').value;
<!DOCTYPE html>
        <title>DOM Manipulation</title>
    <link rel="stylesheet" href="style.css" />
        <div id="content">
            <label>Link Name:</label>
            <input type="text" id="linkName">
            <a id="link" href="https://teamtreehouse.com"></a>
        <script src="app.js"></script>
Daniel Bouse
Daniel Bouse
9,838 Points

Make sure you target the anchor tag with another .getElementById and store that value in a seperate variable. Then once you have set that variable you can assign what you want to it's text content. like this:

let inputValue = document.getElementById('linkName').value; let link = document.getElementById('link');

link.textContent = inputValue;

1 Answer

Aakash Srivastav
Aakash Srivastav
Full Stack JavaScript Techdegree Student 11,638 Points

Hey ,Alita Edmonds what's the code that you tried for challenge 2?
I tried this and it worked fine-

let inputValue = document.getElementById('linkName').value;   // Getting the value of input and saving it into inputValue
document.getElementById('link').textContent = inputValue;     // setting the textContent of 'a' element to the value of input

Hope this helps :)

Alita Edmonds
Alita Edmonds
6,068 Points

Thank you! I deleted my code that I had tried. It works!