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how to change with javascript

I have a Javascript function that I been dealing with for a few hours,


var musicFile = new Audio('audio/Ice.mp3');
var audioState = document.getElementById('musicIcon');

function music() {
    if (audioState.src = 'images/musicOff.svg') {;
        audioState.src = 'images/musicOn.svg';
    } else if(audioState.src = 'images/musicOn.svg') {
        musicFile.currentTime = 0;
        audioState.src = 'images/musicOff.svg';


<ul class="tabs" style="top: 0px; right: 0px; width: 210px; right: 10px; text-shadow: 1px 1px indigo;">
    <li class="tab" onclick="music()">
        <img id="musicIcon" src="images/musicOff.svg" width="32" height="32">


.tabs {
    position: absolute;
    display: flex;
    list-style-type: none;
    margin: auto;
    padding: 0px;
    width: 800px;
    height: 30px;
.tab {
    position: relative;
    top: 30%;
    width: 15%;
    height: 20px;
    border: 0px transparent;
    border-radius: 10px;
    padding: 10px;
    margin: 0px;
    margin-right: 15px;
    text-align: center;
    font-size: 16px;
    font-family: monospace;
    color: white;
    cursor: pointer;

.tab:hover {
    background-color: #CCC;

The <li> tag is meant to act as a button, and it does everything in the function, (changes .svg Icon and plays the music) but the second time I click it again, nothing happens. I also checked the console, and no errors.

I would really appreciate some help, and maybe some tips in general. (New to Javascript, not looking to use jQuery right now.)


you’re forgetting to use double equals to do a comparation. Change = to ==

audioState.src is returning absolute path, try change it for the method getAttribute('src') on all comparations. like that:

audioState.getAttribute('src') == 'images/musicOff.svg'

and to change src value, try to use setAttribute('attribute', 'newValue') method like that:

audioState.setAttribute('src', 'images/musicOff.svg');

hope it help u