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JavaScript JavaScript and the DOM (Retiring) Making Changes to the DOM Styling Elements

7,092 Points

The list hides but doesn't show back again

I don't understand the error in my code. The list hides as intended when clicking on the toggleList button, but it doesn't show back when clicking a second time.

const toggleList = document.querySelector('#toggleList');
const list = document.querySelector('.list');
const input = document.querySelector('input.description');
const p = document.querySelector('p.description');
const button = document.querySelector('button.description');

toggleList.addEventListener('click', () => {
    if (list.display == "none") {
        toggleList.textContent = 'Hide list';
        list.style.display = "block";
    } else {
        toggleList.textContent = 'Show list';
        list.style.display = "none";

button.addEventListener('click', () => {
  p.innerHTML = input.value + ':';
<!DOCTYPE html>
    <title>JavaScript and the DOM</title>
    <link rel="stylesheet" href="css/style.css">
    <h1 id="myHeading">JavaScript and the DOM</h1>
    <p>Making a web page interactive</p>
    <button id="toggleList">Hide list</button>
    <div class="list">
        <p class="description">Things that are purple:</p>
        <input type="text" class="description">
        <button class="description">Change list description</button>
    <script src="app.js"></script>

1 Answer

Gustavo Winter
Gustavo Winter
Courses Plus Student 27,382 Points

Hi, you made a common mistake.

In your if statement you use

if (list.display == "none")

You just need to add the style property. I'll fix your problem.

Always check the part that works with what does not work, almost always finds useful information.

if (list.style.display == "none")

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