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

Circe Vixenia
Circe Vixenia
3,270 Points

I need to store the value of the text input element in the variable inputValue.

What should I be doing differently?

app.js
let inputValue;
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>

1 Answer

Steven Parker
Steven Parker
230,230 Points

You forgot the pound sign ("#").

When creating a selector for an ID, you put a pound sign in front of the name. Otherwise, the selector is expected to be a tag name instead of an ID.

Circe Vixenia
Circe Vixenia
3,270 Points

Ahh, makes sense. Thank you.