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

Libor Gess
Libor Gess
6,563 Points

Why I am not getting immediately responds? It is because I did not set Event?

I had a code challenge where I used a innerText or innerHTML to place text for a link:

<!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="js/practice.js"></script> </body> </html>

app.js

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

const a = document.getElementById('link');

a.innerHTML = inputValue;

1 Answer

First off above you reference js.practice.js in your html but then state the javascript file name is app.js. With that fixed your code processes a blank text box so the link is blank. Here is some modified code that sets the value:

const inputValue = document.getElementById('linkName');
inputValue.value = "My Link"
const a = document.getElementById('link');
a.innerHTML = inputValue.value;

But what I think you want is to allow the user to set this with the text box so for that you would need to add an event listener to a button or some other element

Libor Gess
Libor Gess
6,563 Points

Ohh yes my mistake. The app.js was not there at all. I got it. Thank you.