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Alex G.
Alex G.
10,329 Points

Why not just add Div to HTML?

In the "Filter Invitees Who Have Not Responded" video, we create a new Div element, label and checkbox input via JavaScript.

Why is this better than just creating the elements in HTML? If we know we want this functionality, isn't it better to have it in the HTML structure? Isn't that better web accessibility? Wouldn't it make the JS file easier to read/smaller as well?

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Steven Parker
Steven Parker
228,978 Points

These are all design decisions you would make on a real project, but for the purposes of this particular course, implementing it in JavaScript creates opportunities for demonstration and practice with these mechanisms.

It's much easier to learn these in a simple environment, even if it's not the most practical application of them, than in a complex project where they might be seriously needed.