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

James Blazer
James Blazer
3,836 Points

Tried many different ways of coding this but I can't get it to pass getElementById

I can't get this to pass. What am I doing wrong?

app.js
let inputValue = document.getElementById('linkName');

linkName.addEventListener('click', () => {
 link.style.color = inputValue.value;
});
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>
James Blazer
James Blazer
3,836 Points

I went back and re-watched the videos again and again and I figured it out. I don't know how to delete this question.

1 Answer

Antonio De Rose
Antonio De Rose
20,882 Points
linkName.addEventListener('click', () => {
 link.style.color = inputValue.value;
});

//why have you added an eventlistener
//the question never asked

//question

/*
Set the text content of the a tag to be the value stored in the variable inputValue.
*/

//simply it is asking the textContent attribute of the a tag to have the value
//which is inside linkname variable 

//can you think of something like getElementById
//document.getElementsByClassName
//document.getElementsByTagName
//docuement.querySelector
//outta above, what would best fit, and what would be the attribute name to set text content

document.xxxxxxxxxxx('xxxxxxx').correctattributename = linkName;

//note - getElementsByClassName and getElementsByTagName returns an Array
//so work it out accordingly
James Blazer
James Blazer
3,836 Points

Hi, Antonio, Thanks for the reply. I went back and watched the videos again and figured it out. I do appreciate your reply. Thanks!