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JavaScript JavaScript and the DOM (Retiring) Getting a Handle on the DOM Selecting by Id

Randell Purington
Randell Purington
9,992 Points

I am not clear on the question

I am not clear on the question. on 1 of 2.

js/app.js
let button;
let input;

const msayPhrase = document.getElementById('sayPhrase');

button.addEventListener('click', () => {
  alert(input.value);
});
index.html
<!DOCTYPE html>
<html>
  <head>
    <title>Phrase Sayer</title>
  </head>
  <body>
    <p><input type="text" id="phraseText"></p>
    <p><button id="sayPhrase">Say Phrase</button></p>
    <script src="js/app.js"></script>
  </body>
</html>

2 Answers

Alexander Solberg
Alexander Solberg
14,349 Points

You are assigning the element to a new variable, instead of assigning it to the "button" variable. Simply cut n paste the selection to the "button" variable and delete the "msayPhrase" variable.

Nick Renteria
Nick Renteria
10,258 Points

At the start of the challenge the button and input variables are not defined. They want you to define them to refer to the DOM elements they mention. For example:

var item = document.getElementById('idName');
// or
var itemList = document.querySelector('.className');