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JavaScript JavaScript and the DOM (Retiring) Making Changes to the DOM Modifying Elements

I'm not understanding how to get the value of the element

I rewatched the video it suggested several times, but it's not clear to me how I am supposed to be getting the value of the input.

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

You're close but you are storing the element not the value. Put the two together like this:

let inputValue = document.getElementById('linkName').value