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JavaScript JavaScript and the DOM (Retiring) Getting a Handle on the DOM Selecting by Id

Matt Gaboury
Matt Gaboury
Full Stack JavaScript Techdegree Student 1,540 Points

Linking to the index.html

Am I supposed to link the 'button.addEventListener' to the index.html? I am not sure what they are looking for.

let button;
let input;

button.addEventListener('click', () => {
<!DOCTYPE html>
    <title>Phrase Sayer</title>
    <p><input type="text" id="phraseText"></p>
    <p><button id="sayPhrase">Say Phrase</button></p>
    <script src="js/app.js"></script>

2 Answers

Robert Gouveia
Robert Gouveia
Courses Plus Student 1,714 Points

No its asking you to get the button information from the html doc like this:

let button = document.getElementById('sayPhrase');

Hello there,

The challenge is asking you to set the value of the button variable at the top there - specifically, to a button in index.html with the ID of "sayPhrase".

Doing that looks something like this:

let button = document.querySelector('#sayPhrase');

With that in mind, see if you can do the next step - it's very similar. Happy coding!