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JavaScript Interactive Web Pages with JavaScript Selecting Elements and Adding Events with JavaScript Selecting Elements

Select the second SPAN element on the page and assign it to the variable lastName on line 2.

What am I doing wrong?

var fullName = document.getElementById("full_name");
var lastName = document.getElementsByTagName("last_name");
<!DOCTYPE html>
<h1 id="full_name"><span class="first_name">Andrew</span> <span class="last_name">Chalkley</span></h1>

<script src="app.js"></script>

2 Answers

Simon Coates
Simon Coates
28,692 Points

It accepts the following:

var fullName = document.getElementById("full_name");
var lastName = document.getElementsByTagName("span")[1];

The method is a plural ("getElements"), so the task is to get the multiple elements and then get the second element. I used array notation for this. index 1 is the second element (zero based index). (you can always copy your javascript and html and experiment with it. Using the browser's developer tools is a good way to get a look at what you're getting back for a particular method call)

Seems so obvious now... thank you!