var file = document.getElementById("file").value;
document.getElementById('updated').innerHTML = file;
<input id="file" value="text I want to write to the page" type="hidden">
<span id="updated"> </span>
This works for an ID labeled "file" but I have multiple ID's like, file1, file2, file3...
I'm wondering if my onclick="updatetext()"; should have some argument like onclick="updatetext(1)"; but that doesn't seem to work. I'm not sure how to get the right input id from clicking on the link.thanks in advance