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Ian Jones
Ian Jones

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Select a DOM element with getElementByID

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Getting an element by id is so common that the document object has a helper function for us to use.

Given this html:

<!DOCTYPE html>
<html>
  <head>
    <meta charset="utf-8" />
    <title>Select an Element with document.getElementById</title>
  </head>
  <body>
    <ul>
      <li id="movie-1">Peanut Butter Falcon</li>
      <li id="movie-2">Knives Out</li>
    </ul>
  </body>
</html>

We can grab our <li id="movie-2">Knives Out</li> by calling document.getElementById('movie-2').

That's it!

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suresh rampaul

Very simple one

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