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JavaScript JavaScript and the DOM Making Changes to the DOM Modifying Elements

I'm having trouble selecting the input value.

I have reviewed my code several times, and I'm having trouble finding how I am not selecting the input value.

let inputValue = document.querySelector('#linkText');
<!DOCTYPE html>
      <title>DOM Manipulation</title>
    <link rel="stylesheet" href="style.css" />
      <div id="content">
        <label for="linkText">Link Text:</label>
        <input type="text" id="linkText" value="sample text">
        <p class="info"></p>
    <script src="app.js"></script>

2 Answers

Have you tried setting inputValue to the value attribute of the element you selected?

Gergely Bocz
Gergely Bocz
14,218 Points

Hi Louis Riddle !

With the selector you are actually selecting the input field. To get the value of the field you should refer to the value propery of the input field like this:

let inputValue = document.querySelector('#linkText').value;

This is the solution for the first part of this challenge.

Generally though, I suggest you to select the input field like this:

let input = document.querySelector('#linkText');

And then change the value referring to the value property of that variable, like this:

input.value = "xyz";

Good luck, Gergő