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JavaScript React Router 4 Basics Going Further with Routing Navigating Routes Programmatically

Just want to know?

In this video Guil says "When used on an HTML element, the ref attribute takes a callback function that receives the underlying DOM element as its argument".

What does he mean by the underlying DOM element?

1 Answer

David Mendiola
David Mendiola
Full Stack JavaScript Techdegree Student 16,579 Points

Hi shyarkhalil,

I interpreted it as the current element you want to reference, so in the example he was referencing the input element. If it was a <a> element it would be the <a> element