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

Dana Werpny
Dana Werpny
393 Points

var fullName = getElementById('full_name'); is not working - am I misreading the question?

It's not letting me pass this section. Why is it not working?

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

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

3 Answers

Afrid Mondal
Afrid Mondal
6,255 Points

Hi Dana, the problem is browser don't know what you are selecting or using the method. First you have to select the document and then access it's method.

var fullName = document.getElementById('full_name');
var lastName;
Jack Gordon
Jack Gordon
9,232 Points

You basically got it right! However it should be "document.getElementById("full_name");" Hope that helps!

Farnoosh Johnson
Farnoosh Johnson
7,887 Points

var fullName = document.getElementById("full_name"); var lastName = document.getElementByTagName("span")[1];