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

Wei-Hung Hsieh
Wei-Hung Hsieh
10,073 Points

I can't figure out the 2nd Challenge

I passed the 1st challenge, but couldn't figure out the 2nd. Here's my code. Please help!

let inputValue = document.querySelector('#linkName'); a.textContent = inputValue;

let inputValue = document.querySelector('#linkName').value;
a.textContent = inputValue;
<!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>
Mike Hatch
Mike Hatch
14,940 Points

Were you able to figure it out? Looks like Daniel helped you out below. But I will say this, this was a difficult challenge and perhaps a bit too challenging based on what was previously learned. You were not alone.

Wei-Hung Hsieh
Wei-Hung Hsieh
10,073 Points

Yes, Daniel's solution works for me. Thanks Mike!

1 Answer

If you are trying to assign the value to the <a> tag you need to reference it in the dom first

let aTagValue = document.querySelector('#link');
aTagValue.textContent = inputValue;

I apologize if you have already done this...however I do not see it in your code example.

Wei-Hung Hsieh
Wei-Hung Hsieh
10,073 Points

Thanks Daniel. It works! I didn't realize that I had to reference the anchor element first. Thanks a lot for helping me out!