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

Justin Crawford
Justin Crawford
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I can select the element, but I'm stuck taking the input of that element and storing in the same variable.

I'm not sure how to take the input of "linkName" and store into the variable "inputValue"

const inputValue = document.getElementById('linkName');
inputValue = inputValue.textContent;
<!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>

1 Answer

All you need to do here is reference the .value property of the input element, so far you've assigned the element to inputValue

So to assign the value you would do: const inputValue = document.getElementById("linkName").value; your second line isn't necessary :)

Changed to an answer - Edited by Dane E. Parchment Jr. (Moderator)