DOM elements in JavaScript

Some object with its own properties corresponds to each page tag in JavaScript. This object stores the text of the tag, the values of its attributes, and other useful things. In JavaScript, such objects are called DOM elements.

Let our HTML code have the following tag:

<div id="elem">text</div>

Let the variable elem contain a reference to this tag. In this case, the variable elem will be an object with properties id and textContent. The id property will contain the value of the id attribute of our tag, and the textContent property will contain its text.

In the next lesson, we will learn how to get references to page tags in JavaScript.