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JavaScript JavaScript and the DOM Getting a Handle on the DOM Select by ID

Ander Bil
Ander Bil
Full Stack JavaScript Techdegree Student 2,676 Points

return the element containing the id?

I created the variable button which contains the id name. I am using th formula getelementbyid("button") to retrive that id, but is not working. can someone explain me how to resolv this issue? thanks

// Complete the challenge by writing JavaScript below

let button = `<button id = btn-phrase > </button>`


button.addEventListener('click', () => {
<!DOCTYPE html>
<html lang="en">
    <meta charset="utf-8">
    <title>Phrase Sayer</title>
    <p><label for="input-phrase">Type a phrase</label></p>
    <p><input type="text" id="input-phrase"></p>
    <p><button id="btn-phrase">Say Phrase</button></p>
    <script src="app.js"></script>

1 Answer

Steven Parker
Steven Parker
216,812 Points

The argument passed to getElementById should be just the id name, not HTML code to create an element.