JavaScript JavaScript and the DOM Making Changes to the DOM Modifying Elements

William Ray Noble
William Ray Noble
18,276 Points

Not sure why this is not work for me. TIA

I need to put the <input> with the ID of linkName into the variable inputValue. TIA

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

1 Answer

Steven Parker
Steven Parker
203,243 Points

You're getting close, but:

  • the "#" prefix isn't used with "getElementById" (it's for CSS-style selectors like "querySelector" uses)
  • the instructions say to select the element "... and store its value in the variable inputValue"
var inputValue = document.getElementById('linkName').value;