JavaScript DOM Scripting By Example Improving the Application Code Refactor 1: Create List Items

Brian Johnson
Brian Johnson
Front End Web Development Techdegree Student 15,584 Points

Please help me see what i am doing wrong here! my code seems to match his.

//Please check this out and let me know what i missed thanks

document.addEventListener('DOMContentLoaded', () => { //Use this EVERYTIME YOU START JAVASCRIPT CODING
    const form = document.getElementById('registrar');
    const input = form.querySelector('input');

    const mainDiv = document.querySelector('.main');
    const ul = document.getElementById('invitedList');

    const div = document.createElement('div');
    const filterLabel = document.createElement('label');
    const filterCheckbox = document.createElement('input');

    filterLabel.textContent = "Hide those who haven't responded";
    filterCheckbox.type = 'checkbox';
    mainDiv.insertBefore(div, ul);
    filterCheckbox.addEventListener('change', (e) =>{
        const isChecked =;
        const lis = ul.children;
            for(let i = 0; i < lis.length; i += 1){
                let li = lis[i];
                if(li.className === 'responded'){
           = '';
           = 'none';
            for(let i = 0; i < lis.length; i += 1){
                let li = lis[i];
       = '';

    function createLi(text) {
        function createElement(elementName, property, value) {
            const element = document.createElement(elementName);
            element[property] = value; 
            return element;

    function appendToLi(elementName, property, value){
            const element = createElement(elementName, property, value);
            return element;

        const li = document.createElement('li');
        appendToLi('span', 'textContext', text);
        appendToLi('label', 'textContent', 'Confirmed')
         .appendToLi(createElement('input', 'type', 'checkbox'));
        appendToLi('button', 'textContent', 'edit');//created a edit button to edit an invitee
        appendToLi('button', 'textContent', 'remove');//created a remove button to remove an invitee
        return li;

    form.addEventListener('submit', (e) => {
        e.preventDefault(); // call the prevent default method on the event object referred to by the (e) parameter 
        const text = input.value; //assign the input value into a variable called text
        input.value = ''; // clears the input field back after you user clicks or enters the input value 
        const li = createLi(text);

    //adding a delegated handler that marks guest off when they responded to our user's RSVPs
    ul.addEventListener('change', (e)=>{
    const checkbox =;
    const checked = checkbox.checked;
    //change the class of the list item when the checkbox is checked
    //first grab a reference tp the list item ** its the checkbox's grandparent because the label is a child of the list item
    const listItem = checkbox.parentNode.parentNode;
        listItem.className = 'responded'
    } else{
        listItem.className = '';

    // user can edit, save & remove names once a particular button is clicked
    ul.addEventListener('click', (e)=>{
        if ( === 'BUTTON'){
            const button =;   
            const li = button.parentNode;
            const ul = li.parentNode;
            if(button.textContent === 'remove'){
            } else if (button.textContent === 'edit'){
                const span = li.firstElementChild;
                const input = document.createElement('input');
                input.type = 'text';
                input.value = span.textContent;
                li.insertBefore(input, span);
                button.textContent = 'save';
            } else if (button.textContent === 'save'){
                const input = li.firstElementChild;
                const span = document.createElement('span');
                span.textContent = input.value;
                li.insertBefore(span, input);
                button.textContent = 'edit';
Steven Parker
Steven Parker
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