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JavaScript jQuery Basics (2014) Creating a Simple Lightbox Adding New Attribute Values with attr()

Apparently I'm not targeting the correct attribute?

I've tried to complete this code challenge several times. Any ideas on what might be going on? Thanks!

"Using jQuery only, add to all links with the class "external", the target attribute with the value of "_blank"."

Here is what I did:

$("target").attr("href", "_blank");
<!DOCTYPE html>
  <link rel="stylesheet" href="css/style.css" type="text/css" media="screen" title="no title" charset="utf-8">
  <title>Links Page</title>
    <li><a href="http://google.com" class="external">Google</a></li>
    <li><a href="http://yahoo.com" class="external">Yahoo</a></li>
  <script src="//code.jquery.com/jquery-1.11.0.min.js" type="text/javascript" charset="utf-8"></script>
  <script src="js/app.js" type="text/javascript" charset="utf-8"></script>

1 Answer

Nicholas Grenwalt
Nicholas Grenwalt
46,626 Points

First you have to target the elements with the class of external : $(".external"). Then chain that with the attr method like you did. And then the attribute that you want to add goes in as the first argument and what you want its value to be will go as the second argument: attr("target", "_blank"). Hope this helps you out. :)

$(".external").attr("target", "_blank");

Thank you, it does!