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

Why does this solution work and the other not?

Hi guys,

Are you able to tell me why, for the first part of the question, this solution works:

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

and this does not:

var inputValue = document.querySelector('input linkName').value;

Thanks in advance!

2 Answers

Hi Luke!

You'd want to use this (it passes):

var inputValue = document.querySelector('#linkName').value;

You need the # for ids with querySelector (. for classes)

I hope that helps.

Stay safe and happy coding!

Thanks very much for the clarification Peter