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

Need help to solve this condition

There are three list items in the index.html file. We want to be able to enter a 0, 1 or 2 in the text field to embolden the list item with the corresponding index. Can you figure out what condition to put into the if statement to make this code work?

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';
<!DOCTYPE html>
  <title>Newton's Laws</title>
  <h1>Newton's Laws of Motion</h1>
    <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>
  <input type="text" id="boldIndex">
  <button id="embolden">Embolden</button>
  <script src="app.js"></script>

3 Answers

Brodey Newman
Brodey Newman
10,962 Points

Hey terrycheney,

The below code should help.

if (index === i) 

If you would like an explanation, let me know!

thanks for help

Felix Yakubov
Felix Yakubov
17,475 Points

I would like an explanation :) why does the initial code changes all three li?

Killeon Patterson
Killeon Patterson
17,538 Points

Could you explain your answer, please?

Sean Flanagan
Sean Flanagan
33,232 Points


if (i === index)

That works for me.

The trick is not to over-complicate it. You only have to change the condition, not the code block. i has to equal 0, 1 or 2, and indices start with 0. The job is to set i, not to set index.

I hope this explanation helps.