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

Edmundo Ruiz
Edmundo Ruiz
3,488 Points

I have tried several ways with no luck. Please help me. I keep trying to reset the querySelector to the anchor.

I cant seem to attach the anchor value.

app.js
let inputValue = document.querySelector('#linkName').value;
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>

8 Answers

It may be easier to use getElementById instead of querySelector

Edmundo Ruiz
Edmundo Ruiz
3,488 Points

I just tried that.

Edmundo Ruiz
Edmundo Ruiz
3,488 Points

Still no luck at all. I try selecting the link and div id and it says I selected an element but not the right one.

Are you including the #? One solution for the first task:

let inputValue = document.getElementById('linkName').value;
Edmundo Ruiz
Edmundo Ruiz
3,488 Points

yes when I use querySelectors

Eduardo Valencia
Eduardo Valencia
12,444 Points

So you are trying to get the value of the input element and then set it to the HTML of the anchor, right? If so, to select the anchor you have to do the following:

document.querySelector("a").innerHTML = inputValue;

Try textContent instead of innerHTML

Mohammed Al Qaraghuli
Mohammed Al Qaraghuli
3,170 Points

this should work I tried the challenge and it passed

document.querySelector('#link').innerHTML=inputValue;