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

I did const a =, then var link =, let linkName =, it says Link inside the value of linkName

const inputValue = document.querySelector("#linkName").value;
const  = document.getElementById('link').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

Cameron Childres
Cameron Childres
11,815 Points

Hi Jacquelyn,

Remember that with the assignment operator the left side receives the value and the right side gives the value. You want to assign a value to document.getElementById('link').textContent so that part needs to be on the left. The right side will be the value you are assigning to it (which is stored in inputValue).