FAQ: Advanced JSX - Variable Attributes in JSX


This community-built FAQ covers the “Variable Attributes in JSX” exercise from the lesson “Advanced JSX”.

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Learn ReactJS: Part I

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I’m currently stuck with the error message “gooseImg should be equal to an element.”
My code:

import React from ‘react’;
import ReactDOM from ‘react-dom’;

const goose = ‘https://s3.amazonaws.com/codecademy-content/courses/React/react_photo-goose.jpg’;

// Declare new variable here:
const gooseImg = (


My variable gooseImg seems to be equal to an img element. Am I missing something or is this a bug?


import React from ‘react’;
import ReactDOM from ‘react-dom’;

const goose = ‘https://s3.amazonaws.com/codecademy-content/courses/React/react_photo-goose.jpg’;

// Declare new variable here:
const gooseImg = ();

ReactDOM.render(gooseImg, document.getElementById(“app”));

According to codes above, why at ReactDOM.render’s first parameter,
gooseImg does not need curly braces?


Why doesn’t this work for the first step?

const gooseImg = (



Like it definitely does work and even follows your example, and after adding the rest from part 2 it correctly displays the image?

const gooseImg = (


ReactDOM.render(gooseImg, document.getElementById(‘app’));


I also had another issue in a previous course where I missed a comma, but it said I passed (green check box) even though it didn’t display the 2 + 3??? Do you guys test these courses?


It’s worth mentioning when curly braces are used to set attributes, the original quotes are dropped.
While this is obvious in 7th step (all attributes are string), it’s the same for event handlers.

<... onclick="handler();"...>


<... onClick={handler}...>