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JavaScript DOM Scripting By Example Adding and Removing Names RSVP Checkbox

Nebojsa Stevanovic
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Nebojsa Stevanovic
Full Stack JavaScript Techdegree Student 9,620 Points

why did we do const checkbox = document.createElement('input');

why did we use

const checkbox = document.createElement('input');

could we use

const checkbox = document.createElement('checkbox');

???

3 Answers

Steven Parker
Steven Parker
229,952 Points

The argument to "createElement" should be a tag name, and "input" is the tag for a checkbox. The element type attribute is "checkbox", which is set on it after it is created.

For more details, see the MDN page on checkbox.

Dmitry Polyakov
Dmitry Polyakov
4,989 Points

you can only do document.createElement('input') because element itself is an input (tag). Checkbox is the type of input (attribute of input tag)