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JavaScript JavaScript and the DOM Making Changes to the DOM Modifying Elements

Jacquelyn Springs
Jacquelyn Springs
7,510 Points

what would the 'input' element be if not 'linkName'?

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>

1 Answer

Cameron Childres
MOD
Cameron Childres
Treehouse Moderator 11,704 Points

Hi Jacquelyn,

I just followed up on your other question.

You're selecting the input element appropriately, the issue is that they want the value of the input stored -- the text that is entered in to it, not the element itself. To do this use the value property:

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