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JavaScript JavaScript Loops, Arrays and Objects Tracking Data Using Objects Accessing Object Properties

Amandeep Pasricha
Amandeep Pasricha
14,932 Points

Why do we write <p> element tags if we aren't writing actual HTML?

Hi, I know this sounds stupid, I just don't get why we have to write HTML element tags in our javascript? He talked about this in the video but I didn't get his explanation.

1 Answer

Steven Parker
Steven Parker
217,626 Points

Inside the quotes, you are writing HTML, which the script then delivers to the page as content within the existing div element with an ID of "output". Then, the browser renders the HTML just as if it had been in the "index.html" file to start with.

In later courses, you'll learn ways to directly create elements in code and then attach them to the document, and with a much greater level of control.