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JavaScript JavaScript and the DOM (Retiring) Making Changes to the DOM DOM Manipulation

Chanel Weathers
Chanel Weathers
7,003 Points

Im certain Ive assigned <p> to the variable, but it keeps giving me an error, not understanding why.

I added a <p> element to the HTML & I assigned the newParagraph variable to the <p> element in the js file using the querySelector method which I believe is correct but still getting and error.

var contentDiv = document.getElementById('content');
let newParagraph = document.querySelector('p');
<!DOCTYPE html>
        <title>DOM Manipulation</title>
    <link rel="stylesheet" href="style.css" />
        <div id="content">
        <p class="para"></p>

        <script src="app.js"></script>

2 Answers

Piotr Manczak
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Piotr Manczak
Front End Web Development Techdegree Graduate 28,940 Points

As far as I can understand you created <p> directly in HTML but they are asking you to do that in JavaScript, like that:

var contentDiv = document.getElementById('content'); var newParagraph = document.createElement('p');

and next: newParagraph.className = 'panel'; and then:


if that helps don't forget to upvote me, please.

Chanel Weathers
Chanel Weathers
7,003 Points

Thanks!! looks like i was using the wrong method.

Josh Ballard
Josh Ballard
697 Points

Hi Chanel,

Can you post the error message? You created a new paragraph element, but you haven't appended it to the DOM. Is that what you are referring to?