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

Caleb Brewton
Caleb Brewton
6,411 Points

I'm having trouble understanding this challenge.

This challenge asks for you to select the <input> element with the ID "linkName" and store its value inside the variable inputValue. I don't understand what I'm doing wrong, or perhaps I'm just not understanding what the challenge wants? Could somebody just point me in the right direction? Thanks!

app.js
var inputValue = document.getElementById('linkName');
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

Cheo R
Cheo R
35,583 Points

You're close. What your current code is getting is the element itself.

It's asking for the value within the input element. e.g. looking for value variable.

In the code you wont' see it since it'll be pulled from whatever a user types in.

Caleb Brewton
Caleb Brewton
6,411 Points

Got it! Thanks so much!