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

Modifying Elements

the question is: Store the value of the text input element in the variable inputValue. I figured the first line on app.js. The question said store the value, I tried a few times and couldn't figure out.

let inputValue = document.querySelector('input');
<!DOCTYPE html>
        <title>DOM Manipulation</title>
    <link rel="stylesheet" href="style.css" />
        <div id="content">
            <label>Link Name:</label>
            <input type="text" id="linkName">
            <a id="link" href="https://teamtreehouse.com"></a>
        <script src="app.js"></script>

1 Answer

Umesh Ravji
Umesh Ravji
42,386 Points

Hi Matthew, you are obtaining the element correctly, you just have to access the value property to get the value.

let inputValue = document.querySelector('input').value;

[Edit] You could also use the ID selector, which may actually be better, in other situations you could have multiple input elements.

let inputValue = document.querySelector('#linkName').value;

Thanks man:)