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JavaScript React Basics (2018) First Steps in React Render an Element

I dont know but any of my element is not rendering on browser

element is not rendering to the browser

Please post your code or repo so we may take a look

const desc = 'I just learned how to create a React node and render it into the DOM';
const myTitleID = 'main-title';
const name = 'Samit';
const header = (
      <h1 id={myTitleID}>{ name }'s First React Element! </h1>
      <p>{ desc }</p>


<!DOCTYPE html>
    <meta charset="utf-8">
    <link rel="stylesheet" href="./app.css" />

    <div id="root"></div>

    <script crossorigin src="https://unpkg.com/react@16/umd/react.development.js"></script>
    <script crossorigin src="https://unpkg.com/react-dom@16/umd/react-dom.development.js"></script>
    <script src="https://unpkg.com/babel-standalone@6/babel.min.js"></script>
    <script type="text/babel" src="./app.js"></script>

code seems good and its not giving any error in console but i dont know why its not rendering any elements

Copied your code and inserted into workspaces and it worked. Not sure why it's not showing on your end.

Try cutting it and pasting it. Sometimes workspaces can act a little funny.

actually its working fine in Workspaces. its not working on my server, i mean on my system

2 Answers

Karolin Rafalski
Karolin Rafalski
11,368 Points

When running a simple http server, sometimes the previous code gets cached, so you don't see your latest changes. Try a hard reload (shift command r on mac) or two finger click (mac) (right click? on PC?) on the refresh button on the browser (choose 'hard reload')

Usman Mehmood
Usman Mehmood
Full Stack JavaScript Techdegree Student 14,330 Points

You would need to make sure the browser isn't loading cached files.

To this using http-server, you would need to set it to a port you haven't used before and use the -c-1 command


http-server -c-1 -p 4000