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JavaScript DOM Scripting By Example Editing and Filtering Names Fix DOM Manipulation Code

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help me solve this task such that the number you put in input field changes the font of the corresponding li element

app.js
const laws = document.getElementsByTagName('li');
const indexText = document.getElementById('boldIndex');
const button = document.getElementById('embolden');

button.addEventListener('click', (e) => {
    const index = parseInt(indexText.value, 10);

    for (let i = 0; i < laws.length; i += 1) {
       let law = laws[i];

       // replace 'false' with a correct test condition on the line below
       if (false) {

           law.style.fontWeight = 'bold';
       } else {
           law.style.fontWeight = 'normal';
       }
    }
});
index.html
<!DOCTYPE html>
<html>
<head>
  <title>Newton's Laws</title>
</head>
<body>
  <h1>Newton's Laws of Motion</h1>
  <ul>
    <li>An object in motion tends to stay in motion, unless acted on by an outside force.</li>
    <li>Acceleration is dependent on the forces acting upon an object and the mass of the object.</li>
    <li>For every action, there is an equal and opposite reaction.</li>
  </ul>
  <input type="text" id="boldIndex">
  <button id="embolden">Embolden</button>
  <script src="app.js"></script>
</body>
</html>

1 Answer

Jason Miller
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Hey musab abdi,

This challenge is asking you to check if the value the user enters in the input const index = parseInt(indexText.value, 10); is an index in the HTML collection const laws = document.getElementsByTagName('li');. HTML collections are like arrays which means they are zero indexed. If the value the user enters is an index in the collection it will make the font-weight: bold; if not it will make the font-weight: normal.

so the answer is:

       if (index === i) {

           law.style.fontWeight = 'bold';
       } else {
           law.style.fontWeight = 'normal';
       }