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

michael edmondson
michael edmondson
4,510 Points

What am i missing here?

Select the <input> element with the ID linkName and store its value in the variable inputValue. (For a refresher on getting the value of a text input, watch this video from the previous section.)

const inputValue = document.querySelector('linkName')

const inputValue = document.querySelector('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>

2 Answers

Hey Michael, you're missing the "#" which is needed to target the linkName ID . Try this, which should return the HTML element:

const inputValue = document.querySelector('#linkName'); 

If you seek to get the value of the input, you can try this too:

const inputValue = document.querySelector('#linkName').value; 

Hope that helps,


Christopher Gardner
Christopher Gardner
12,719 Points

Hey Michael, when using document.querySelector, you have to specify if it's a class with ".", or "#" for id, like you do in CSS.

const inputValue = document.querySelector('#linkName');