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JavaScript jQuery Basics Introducing jQuery Getting Values from Form Fields

my code is not working but it works in the w3schools editor

<!DOCTYPE html> <html lang="en"> <head> <title>Document</title> <script src="https://ajax.googleapis.com/ajax/libs/jquery/3.3.1/jquery.min.js"></script> </head> <body> <h2 class="profile-name">Treasure Porth</h2> <p class="profile-text">I am a web developer!</p>

<label>Change name:<input id="name-input" type="text"></label>
<button>Change</button>

<script>

$('button').click(function() {

newName = $("#name-input").val(); console.log(newName); });

</script>

</body> </html>

index.html
<!DOCTYPE html>
<html lang="en">
<head>
    <title>Document</title>
</head>
<body>
    <h2 class="profile-name">Treasure Porth</h2>
    <p class="profile-text">I am a web developer!</p>

    <label>Change name:<input id="name-input" type="text"></label>
    <button>Change</button>

    <script
    src="jquery-3.2.1.min.js"></script>
    <script src="app.js"></script>
</body>
</html>
app.js
$('button').click(function() {
  newName = $("#name-input").val();
});

2 Answers

Jonathan Grieve
MOD
Jonathan Grieve
Treehouse Moderator 91,040 Points

It's probably functional code but the code challenge wants it done in a particular way. The code challenges can be very specific about how the code wants to look.

It looks like all you're missing in this code is the var keyword to explicitly declare newName as a variable.

let solved it, thanks :)