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JavaScript DOM Scripting By Example Editing and Filtering Names Fix DOM Manipulation Code

James Crouse
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James Crouse
Full Stack JavaScript Techdegree Student 3,289 Points

Struggling to understand what exactly needs to be stated for the if statement.

I am not able to find a solid reference point online to help with this question and I am just drawing blanks here.

app.js
const laws = document.getElementsByTagName('li');
const indexText = document.getElementById('boldIndex');
const button = document.getElementById('embolden');

button.addEventListener('click', (e) => {
    const index = parseInt(indexText.value, 10);

    for (let i = 0; i < laws.length; i += 1) {
       let law = laws[i];

       // replace 'false' with a correct test condition on the line below
       if ('0','1','2' == true) {

           law.style.fontWeight = 'bold';
       } else {
           law.style.fontWeight = 'normal';
       }
    }
});
index.html
<!DOCTYPE html>
<html>
<head>
  <title>Newton's Laws</title>
</head>
<body>
  <h1>Newton's Laws of Motion</h1>
  <ul>
    <li>An object in motion tends to stay in motion, unless acted on by an outside force.</li>
    <li>Acceleration is dependent on the forces acting upon an object and the mass of the object.</li>
    <li>For every action, there is an equal and opposite reaction.</li>
  </ul>
  <input type="text" id="boldIndex">
  <button id="embolden">Embolden</button>
  <script src="app.js"></script>
</body>
</html>

1 Answer

Steven Parker
Steven Parker
216,175 Points

This isn't valid syntax as it is, you can't compare a comma-separated list to something in JavaScript.

But the input has already been converted to a number for you by the provided code (index), so you just need to compare that to the loop variable (i).