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

Kendall McCall
Kendall McCall
8,117 Points

Select the <input> element with the ID linkName and store its value in the variable inputValue. (For a refresher on gett

Can someone please tell me what I'm missing or doing wrong with explanation because the video reference is not helping me or its not clicking lol

var inputValue = document.getElementById('linkName');
<!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>

1 Answer

Hi Kendall,

The challenge wants you to retrieve value from html input field and assign it to the variable inputValue. At the moment you are assigning the whole input element. All you have to do is to add .value to extract just the value. See the code below. Hope this helps.

var inputValue = document.getElementById('linkName').value;
Kendall McCall
Kendall McCall
8,117 Points

Oh wow I definitely needed a break been studying for too long lol thanks a bunch