Welcome to the Treehouse Community

The Treehouse Community is a meeting place for developers, designers, and programmers of all backgrounds and skill levels to get support. Collaborate here on code errors or bugs that you need feedback on, or asking for an extra set of eyes on your latest project. Join thousands of Treehouse students and alumni in the community today. (Note: Only Treehouse students can comment or ask questions, but non-students are welcome to browse our conversations.)

Looking to learn something new?

Treehouse offers a seven day free trial for new students. Get access to thousands of hours of content and a supportive community. Start your free trial today.

HTML HTML Forms Form Basics Create a Submit Button

I was asked to add a button within a form element. I have done this and the test fails.

I have added a button element inside the form element and I'm still told that I haven't done this.

index.html
<!DOCTYPE html>
<html>
  <head>
    <meta charset="utf-8">
    <title>HTML Forms</title>
  </head>
  <body>
    <form action="index.html" method="post">
      <input id="name" type="text" name="user_name">
      <textarea id="comment" name="user_comment">
        <button>Submit Comment</button>
      </form>

  </body>
</html>

2 Answers

Andrew Murphy
seal-mask
.a{fill-rule:evenodd;}techdegree seal-36
Andrew Murphy
Front End Web Development Techdegree Graduate 30,657 Points

Hi Thomas,

The textarea element is not self-closing and needs to be:

<textarea id="comment" name="user_comment"></textarea>

Because that's not closing it will be effecting the test results. Try closing that up and your button should work.

Thanks! That fixed it. I'm not sure why the earlier test past in this case.