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What does a . represent....ll represent...and why is add before EventListener....

What does a . represent, ll represent and why is add before EventListener....could i have put something else beside add before EventListener, is add like a verb to a computer?

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Simon Coates
Simon Coates
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addEventListener is a known method on an element (see http://www.w3schools.com/jsref/dom_obj_all.asp ). The dot is a way to access a method or property on an object eg. anObject.someAttribute or anObject.doSomething() . It's not going to make a lot of sense doing the basic course. (an object is a bundle of data and behaviour, and the browser creates objects that represent the UI. These are able to be manipulated.)

thank you for the link...wow there is alot of them! It makes a little more sense now