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JavaScript

Practice manipulating the DOM - delete button does not show up

hello, I am doing a task exactly the way as the teacher did it, but changes are not being reflected on the chrome browser:

const deletebutton = document.createElement('button'); deletebutton.textContent = "Delete";

const extra = document.querySelector('.extra');

extra.appendChild('deletebutton');

so, the variables and objects above should create a button with a delete message on it. however, it is not showing up. I have already saved my work and refreshed mybrowser.

However, I can see there is an error showing up on the chrome console, it says "Uncaught TypeError: Failed to execute 'appendChild' on 'Node': parameter 1 is not of type 'Node'."

Please let me know what's wrong thanks!!

1 Answer

Steven Parker
Steven Parker
229,005 Points

You shouldn't put the variable name in quotes, but you should also check to be sure that the element you wish to attach the button to is defined in the HTML with the class "extra".

If you still have trouble, a more complete way to share your code is to make a snapshot of your workspace and post the link to it.

thanks for your help !