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JavaScript JavaScript and the DOM (Retiring) Getting a Handle on the DOM Selecting Multiple Elements

Am I missing something?

I feel like this is a simple challenge but my code isn't correct. Any help? Thanks.

<!DOCTYPE html>
    <ul id="rainbow">
      <li>This should be red</li>
      <li>This should be orange</li>
      <li>This should be yellow</li>
      <li>This should be green</li>
      <li>This should be blue</li>
      <li>This should be indigo</li>
      <li>This should be violet</li>
    <script src="js/app.js"></script>
let listItems = document.querySelectorAll('#rainbow');
const colors = ["#C2272D", "#F8931F", "#FFFF01", "#009245", "#0193D9", "#0C04ED", "#612F90"];

for(var i = 0; i < colors.length; i ++) {
  listItems[i].style.color = colors[i];    

1 Answer

28,558 Points

Yes you are missing something, the task wants you to select all of the li elements nested within the ul element with the id of rainbow.

You have selected the right ul element but that is only half the challenge.

The querySelector / querySelectorAll function supports the use of any CSS selector so the easiest way to select the nested li elements is by using a descendant selector. Which you should have some experience with if you have gone though any of the basic CSS courses.

As a reminder the descendant selector works by typing in the names of multiple selectors separated by a space, the last element you specify is the one that is selected but only if it is nested within the other elements specified.

So if I for example wanted to select let's say a elements nested within an element with an id of example the selector would look like this:

#example a

Using that as a template you should be able to figure out the proper selector that this task is looking for.