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

Sumalee Juntra
Sumalee Juntra
6,530 Points

I can't select the <input> element with the ID linkName and store its value in the variable inputValue.

Select the <input> element with the ID linkName and store its value in the variable inputValue. (For a refresher on getting the value of a text input, watch this video from the previous section.)

app.js
const 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
195,592 Points

You've correctly selected the element, but the instructions say "Select the <input> element with the ID linkName and store its value in the variable ...", so you still need to select that attribute:

const inputValue = document.getElementById('linkName').value;
Steven Parker
Steven Parker
195,592 Points

Sumalee Juntra — Glad to help. You can mark a question solved by choosing a "best answer".
And happy coding!