Welcome to the Treehouse Community

Want to collaborate on code errors? Have bugs you need feedback on? Looking for an extra set of eyes on your latest project? Get support with fellow developers, designers, and programmers of all backgrounds and skill levels here with the Treehouse Community! While you're at it, check out some resources Treehouse students have shared here.

Looking to learn something new?

Treehouse offers a seven day free trial for new students. Get access to thousands of hours of content and join thousands of Treehouse students and alumni in the community today.

Start your free trial

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

Lu Favela
seal-mask
.a{fill-rule:evenodd;}techdegree
Lu Favela
Front End Web Development Techdegree Student 14,611 Points

What am I missing here?

trying to call the ID. what am I doing wrong?

app.js
var inputValue = document.getElementById("linkName");
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>

2 Answers

Dmitry Polyakov
Dmitry Polyakov
4,989 Points

If you use .value you grab the text inside the input.

If you don't use .value you grab input form itself.

Dmitry Polyakov
Dmitry Polyakov
4,989 Points

Hi. You are looking to grab the value so at the end you need to use .value:

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

Lu Favela
seal-mask
.a{fill-rule:evenodd;}techdegree
Lu Favela
Front End Web Development Techdegree Student 14,611 Points

Thanks for the clarification, but is ".value" needed go grab the Id using "document.getElementById()" every time? or only during <input> elements and forms?