Hui Wen Hui Wen - 8 months ago 20
HTML Question

JavaScript match selected text with div id

I am trying to show and hide certain div based on selected text in drop down list. The option in drop-down list is generated by getting id from certain class name. I thought of using looping of an array in javascript but am unsure how to do so. Sorry that i may sound unclear of what i wanted to do as i am lost and unsure how to do them.

My Codes:


var elements = document.body.getElementsByClassName("headline-bar");

window.onload = function() {

var year = document.getElementById("year");
for (i=0;i<elements.length;i++)
var Entry = document.createElement("option");
Entry.text = elements[i].textContent;
year.add(Entry ,null);


<select id="year">
<input type="submit" value="Submit">

<form action="#" id="release_year" method="post" >

<div class="release_holder" id="2015" style="margin-bottom: 20px">
<div class="headline-bar">2015</div>
<div class="content">hello there</div>

<div class="release_holder" id="2014" style="margin-bottom: 20px">
<div class="headline-bar">2014</div>
<div class="content">hello there</div>


JavaScript Loop array that i thought of using:

var selectedText = yearSelect.options[yearSelect.selectedIndex].text;
var classList = document.getElementByClassName('press_release_holder').id.split(/\s+/);
for (var i = 0; i < classList.length; i++) {
if (classList[i] === 'selectedText') {
//do something


Do the values of the dropdown list correspond to the year? i.e. the id of the div tag you want to hide.

If so, you can try the following:

var optionList = document.getElementById("year");
var selectedText = optionList.options[optionList .selectedIndex].value;

//hide the div with the id = selectedText
document.getElementById(selectedText).style.display = 'none';