FAQ: DOM Events with JavaScript - Event Types


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Not sure if I’m the only one or not, but every now and then, the some sections of lessons will automatically have the solution out and ask me to do certain steps as if the solution wasn’t loaded already


Did you click anything? Was there any result?


I just came because of the same thing, the exercises were pre-completed for me as well. In this case you just keep repeatedly clicking “Run”, and the steps are marked as completed one-by-one even if you don’t type anything in the console.


Same thing. Exercise was already complete. However, clicking the buttons doesn’t change their background color as it should. I tried deleting the pre-written exercise code, and typing it in from scratch, and still no change. Something wrong with the test.js possibly?


Changed pre-written code to this, and it works: (Added the innerHTML text change for fun)

let colorChange = function(event) {
  let randomColor = `${rgb(255)},${rgb(255)},${rgb(255)}`;
  event.target.style.backgroundColor = `rgb(${randomColor})`;
  event.target.innerHTML = `This is: rgb(${randomColor})`;
button.onclick = colorChange;
mysteryButton.onwheel = colorChange;


Use 256 so it is possible to generate true white.