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JavaScript JavaScript and the DOM (Retiring) Making Changes to the DOM Getting and Setting Text with textContent and innerHTML

Uncaught Reference Error: p is not defined

When I want declare to a variable p.description a value of input.value it returns p is not defined in the Chrome Devtools. Maybe there is another way of fixing this problem?

3 Answers

Oenas Vaes
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Oenas Vaes
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const p = document.querySelector('p .description')

I noticed you have a space in the selectors parameter. It should look like this instead;

const p = document.querySelector('p.description');

EDIT: Formatting

Thanks Bro:)


<!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>    
    <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>
const input = document.querySelector('input')
const p = document.querySelector('p .description')
const button = document.querySelector('button')

button.addEventListener('click', () => {
    p.textContent = input.value + ':' //Devtools compiler highlight input.value and indicates a Type error: cannot set property 'textContent' of null