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

Matt Lausche
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Matt Lausche
Full Stack JavaScript Techdegree Student 2,205 Points

I am unsure of what I am doing wrong, its working when I move the code to my own editor but not in the treehouse page.

I have re-watched the recommend video and I am unsure of what I am doing wrong?

app.js
var inputValue = document.getElementById('linkName');
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>

1 Answer

Steven Parker
Steven Parker
203,717 Points

If it seems to be "working", you may have misunderstood the objective. The challenge asks you to "Select the <input> element with the ID linkName and store its value in the variable inputValue."

This code selects the right element, but stores a reference to the element itself in the variable instead of the value attribute of the element.