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

what am I doing wrong?

I was asked to get an element by it's ID and store it in the inputValue Var... I don't get what I do wrong...

var inputValue = document.getElementById('linkName');
<!DOCTYPE html>
        <title>DOM Manipulation</title>
    <link rel="stylesheet" href="style.css" />
        <div id="content">
            <label>Link Name:</label>
            <input type="text" id="linkName">
            <a id="link" href="https://teamtreehouse.com"></a>
        <script src="app.js"></script>

1 Answer

Heidi Fryzell
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Heidi Fryzell
Front End Web Development Treehouse Moderator 25,046 Points

Hi Ran,

Your code is selecting the input element. The directions specifically want you to target the value stored in the input...

"store its value in the variable inputValue".

This video, starting around the 2:30 mark explains how to do it: https://teamtreehouse.com/library/select-a-page-element-by-its-id

You need to specify the value property of the input element:

var inputValue = document.getElementById('linkName').value;

Happy Coding!