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

Set the text content of the a tag to be the value stored in the variable inputValue.

Set the text content of the a tag to be the value stored in the variable inputValue.

let inputValue =linkName.value;
<!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>

2 Answers

Adam Beer
Adam Beer
11,313 Points

Check the index.html file. The text field has an identifier. Use document.getElementById ('linkName').value;.

Steven Parker
Steven Parker
216,120 Points

While some browsers automatically create variables with the names of element id's (and the challenge lets you get away with it also), this should not be counted on. You should use one of the selection functions instead.

And task 2 is essentially the opposite of task 1, you'll swap the sides of the assignment, use a different selector, and access a different property.