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JavaScript Interacting with the DOM Traversing the DOM Event Delegation

Fidelis Chime
Fidelis Chime
3,925 Points

INTERACTION WITH THE DOM

let section = document.getElementsByTagName('section')[0]; let inputList = document.getElementsByTagName('text'); section.addEventListener('click', (e) => { if (e.target.tagName === 'inputList') { e.target.style.backgroundColor = 'rgb(255, 255, 0)'; }else{ e.target.style.display = 'none';

 }

});

app.js
let section = document.getElementsByTagName('section')[0];
let inputList = document.getElementsByTagName('text');
section.addEventListener('click', (e) => {
   if (e.target.tagName === 'inputList') {
        e.target.style.backgroundColor = 'rgb(255, 255, 0)';
     }else{
         e.target.style.display = 'none';

     }
});

  //e.target.style.backgroundColor = 'rgb(255, 255, 0)';
index.html
<!DOCTYPE html>
<html>
    <head>
        <title>JavaScript and the DOM</title>
    </head>
    <link rel="stylesheet" href="style.css" />
    <body>
        <section>
            <h1>Making a Webpage Interactive</h1>
            <p>JavaScript is an exciting language that you can use to power web servers, create desktop programs, and even control robots. But JavaScript got its start in the browser way back in 1995.</p>
            <hr>
            <p>Things to Learn</p>
            <ul>
                <li>Item One: <input type="text"></li>
                <li>Item Two: <input type="text"></li>
                <li>Item Three: <input type="text"></li>
                <li>Item Four: <input type="text"></li>
            </ul>
            <button>Save</button>
        </section>
        <script src="app.js"></script>
    </body>
</html>
Fidelis Chime
Fidelis Chime
3,925 Points

Hello guys, please help me look into the above code

1 Answer

Bella Bradbury
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Bella Bradbury
Web Development Techdegree Student 12,629 Points

Hello Fidelis!

For this challenge we're trying to change the existing event into a conditional that only changes INPUT elements. Where you have inputList in the conditional, you'll want to replace with INPUT (all caps). That change will be enough to pass the challenge, but there are some other ways you could improve your code to be practicing for future projects!

  • The inputList variable is trying to grab something that doesn't exist, if you wanted to keep the variable I'd suggest changing it to let inputList = document.getElementsByTagName('input');. However, the input elements are contained in the section block, which means there's actually no need to define a variable for it at all.
  • Deleting the code comment at the bottom that serves no purpose anymore.
  • Making sure to use proper indents and spacing to make your code more readable.

Hope this helps!