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

Aaron Noble
Aaron Noble
6,559 Points

What is going on here?? I'm confused

Can someone tell me what I'm doing wrong here and why? I'm assigning the variable with the input element's ID of 'link'. Am I missing something here?

Thank you, Aaron

app.js
let inputValue = document.getElementById('link');
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>

1 Answer

The challenge is asking for the value of the input. Currently you're referencing the a tag and not the input element.

Once you reference the correct element, you would want to store the value of the input.

let inputValue = document.getElementById('linkName').value;
Aaron Noble
Aaron Noble
6,559 Points

Thank you, that makes better sense now