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JavaScript Interactive Web Pages with JavaScript Selecting Elements and Adding Events with JavaScript Selecting Elements

Brandon Turpin
Brandon Turpin
3,035 Points

The last name is telling me "Try using getElementByTagName" but it is a class we are selecting (tag name does not work)

I have the following for the question

var lastName = document.getElementsByClassName('last_name')[1];

It is telling me it is incorrect and to use the tag name, the value we are getting in in a class, and even when I change it to getElementsByTagName is does not work either

var fullName = document.getElementById('full_name');
var lastName = document.getElementsByClassName('last_name')[1];
<!DOCTYPE html>
<h1 id="full_name"><span class="first_name">Andrew</span> <span class="last_name">Chalkley</span></h1>

<script src="app.js"></script>

1 Answer

The task states the following:

Select the second SPAN element on the page and assign it to the variable lastName on line 2. Take a look in the index.html to see the structure of the document.

To do this, you simply grab all the span elements, and select the second one.

var lastName = document.getElementsByTagName('span')[1];