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

Begana Choi
Begana Choi
Full Stack JavaScript Techdegree Student 9,022 Points

store input element with id linkName

hello, I'm in the middle of small task that select the <input> element with id linkName and store it in inputValue variable. and I wrote my code like this :

const inputValue = document.getElementById('linkName');

and it makes error and can't go to next step. I have no idea why it's wrong. please help me.

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

1 Answer

Isaiah Duncan
Isaiah Duncan
3,239 Points

They're looking for you to return the value of the input box. The code you have is storing the element itself in the variable. To get the value of an element, you have to add .value.

Here's what they were looking for:

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