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

Fabiola Barrientos
Fabiola Barrientos
7,802 Points

ReferenceError: Can't find variable: input

Ive inserted the code: const inputValue = document.querySelector( input );

And I keep getting the error message: ReferenceError: Can't find variable: input I've tried various different ways and I keep getting different error messages. I simply fail to see how to continue with this task in a way that differs enough from this. If Im doing something wrong please tell me, because I have no Idea what to do now.

app.js
const inputValue = document.querySelector( input );
index.html
<!DOCTYPE html>
<html>
    <head>
      <title>DOM Manipulation</title>
    </head>
    <link rel="stylesheet" href="style.css" />
    <body>
      <div id="content">
        <label for="linkText">Link Text:</label>
        <input type="text" id="linkText" value="sample text">
        <p class="info"></p>
      </div>
    <script src="app.js"></script>
  </body>
</html>

1 Answer

Jason Larson
Jason Larson
7,734 Points

There are 2 issues with your code. First, querySelector takes a string as a parameter, and input without quotes around it makes it a variable, so to select an element you want:

const inputValue = document.querySelector('input');

I'll point out that the challenge asks for the value of the input element, so you'll have to pull that afterwards, or you can do it in the same statement with:

const inputValue = document.querySelector('input').value;
Fabiola Barrientos
Fabiola Barrientos
7,802 Points

Thank you so much! I had actually previously tried "const inputValue = document.querySelector('input');" , and yet, I still got the error message: "ReferenceError: Can't find variable: input" so I resorted to the other one. Never did the error messages mention value(I know that the instructions mentioned it, but I found it weird how the error didn't say anything).I think theres some refining to do for the error messages, they are somewhat confusing in this task.

Jason Larson
Jason Larson
7,734 Points

When I do const inputValue = document.querySelector('input');, I get the error: Bummer: Make sure that you get the value of the selected 'input' element. This goes to the 2nd point in my answer about pulling the value at the same time.