JavaScript JavaScript and the DOM Getting a Handle on the DOM Using CSS Queries to Select Page Elements

nathan goel
nathan goel
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I try to use document.querySelector with a title attribute, it returns null in console. I don't see what I missed there.

Here is my code in the html page: <p title="firstParagraph" class="textDesign"> Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adip... </p>

That is the result in the console:

document.querySelector('[title=firstParagraph]') null

Help, please!!

2 Answers

ARCHIT RANA
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ARCHIT RANA
Courses Plus Student 15,598 Points

I was getting the same error 'the value null for the query selector'.

Then I realized I had saved the file app.js but forgot to refresh the browser for the changes to reflect in the DOM.

Jonathan Grieve
MOD
Jonathan Grieve
Treehouse Moderator 86,628 Points

It looks like your CSS query in your method isn't quite right.

In the absence of a link I can only make a best guess as to the exact selector you need but try passing the following in your querySelector method.

document.querySelector('[title="firstParagraph"]')