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JavaScript JavaScript and the DOM (Retiring) Getting a Handle on the DOM Selecting by Id

David Mejía
David Mejía
2,379 Points

Sorry, I don't really get the instructions...

I just don't understand the instructions...

let button;
let input;

button.addEventListener('click', () => {
<!DOCTYPE html>
    <title>Phrase Sayer</title>
    <p><input type="text" id="phraseText"></p>
    <p><button id="sayPhrase">Say Phrase</button></p>
    <script src="js/app.js"></script>

1 Answer

28,552 Points

It's asking you to get a reference to the html button element with an id of "sayPhrase" and to set the button variable equal to that reference.

The video directly preceeding this challenge Select a Page Element By Its Id shows you how to select html elements by id. The code required for this challenge is very similar to the one shown off in that video.