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JavaScript JavaScript and the DOM (Retiring) Making Changes to the DOM Modifying Elements

Select the <input> element with the ID linkName and store its value in the variable inputValue.

guys please help i don't know where i'm going wrong my code is:

var inputValue=document.querySelector('#linkName');

var inputValue=document.querySelector('input [input=type]');
<!DOCTYPE html>
        <title>DOM Manipulation</title>
    <link rel="stylesheet" href="style.css" />
        <div id="content">
            <label>Link Name:</label>
            <input type="text" id="linkName">
            <a id="link" href="https://teamtreehouse.com"></a>
        <script src="app.js"></script>


4 Answers

Richard Verbraak
Richard Verbraak
7,726 Points

Hey, no worries, I stumbled through this one as well but if you persevere you'll get it!

It should look like this:

var inputValue = document.getElementById("linkName").value;

First you select an element with the ID of linkName. ( You don't need to specifiy it again with a # with elementById) Secondly, they ask you to get it's value, to get the value of that input field you use .value.

If there's anything else you don't get, feel free to comment.

Robert Roberson
Robert Roberson
Courses Plus Student 8,029 Points

Does anyone else have anything more to say because it has been six days and I've gotten no further.

Jaroslav Bílek
Jaroslav Bílek
9,412 Points

I wish the person who assigns these exercises assigned only stuff that was covered in the lessons. It is just a basic pedagogical approach, common sense.

5,728 Points

For first part... this is what I got:

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

it should be

let inputValue = document.getElementById("linkText").value;