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JavaScript JavaScript and the DOM (Retiring) Making Changes to the DOM Removing an Element from the DOM

Igor Harasimluk
Igor Harasimluk
2,907 Points

Remove the list item element stored in firstListItem from the DOM.

Remove the list item element stored in firstListItem from the DOM.

<!DOCTYPE html>
        <title>DOM Manipulation</title>
    <link rel="stylesheet" href="style.css" />
            <li id="first">First Item</li>
            <li id="second">Second Item</li>
            <li id="third">Third Item</li>
        <script src="app.js"></script>
let myList = document.querySelector('ul');
let firstListItem = document.getElementById('#first');


2 Answers

You aren't getting the first list item correctly.

getElementById is only searching for ID's and as such, you don't need to append the # to the Id you want to find.

You're currently searching for the css equivalent of ##first {}.

let myList = document.querySelector('ul');
let firstListItem = document.getElementById('first');


Just adding to the answer if anyone has the same issue as I did.

Note in the previous answers above that in the code " myList.removeChild(firstListItem); " there is no ' ' around firstListItem since it is a variable.