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JavaScript JavaScript and the DOM (Retiring) Making Changes to the DOM DOM Manipulation

kawi
kawi
3,633 Points

Task 1 is no longer passing.

Why is Task 1 no longer passing? I did not make any changes to the code for task 1.

app.js
const contentDiv = document.getElementById("content");
let newParagraph = document.createElement("p");
newParagraph.className = "panel";
contentDiv.appendChild("newParagraph");
index.html
<!DOCTYPE html>
<html>
    <head>
        <title>DOM Manipulation</title>
    </head>
    <link rel="stylesheet" href="style.css" />
    <body>
        <div id="content">

        </div>
        <script src="app.js"></script>
    </body>
</html>

2 Answers

Jennifer Nordell
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Jennifer Nordell
Treehouse Teacher

Hi there, Kawi! You're doing great! The most common reason to get a "Task 1 is no longer passing" is due to a syntax error. At this point, none of your code can be interpreted which makes all the code invalid. That is what is happening here.

In your last line, you've surrounded newParagraph in quotes so that it is now a string instead of the node held in the variable newParagraph Removing the quotes causes this to pass all steps.

You typed:

contentDiv.appendChild("newParagraph");

But that should be:

contentDiv.appendChild(newParagraph);

Hope this helps! :sparkles:

kawi
kawi
3,633 Points

Thanks. I just found out the same :D