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var city_value = document.getElementById('city').valueyou are actually copying the value of city value as a string... and then by saying
city_value = cityyou are just changing the value of that variable .. assigning primitive type is just copying it to the variable. what you want probably something like
var city_value = document.getElementById('city') ... city_value.value = city
atag turn light gray). Is there a way to do that without having to create a
cssfile, importing a library or using state?