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

Farnoosh Johnson
Farnoosh Johnson
7,887 Points

attr

what's wrong with my code? thanks for your help

js/app.js
$(external).attr("target", "_blank");
index.html
<!DOCTYPE html>
<html>
<head>
  <link rel="stylesheet" href="css/style.css" type="text/css" media="screen" title="no title" charset="utf-8">
  <title>Links Page</title>
</head>
<body>
  <h1>Links</h1>
  <ul>
    <li><a href="http://google.com" class="external">Google</a></li>
    <li><a href="http://yahoo.com" class="external">Yahoo</a></li>
  </ul>
  <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>
</body>
</html>

1 Answer

Julian Gutierrez
Julian Gutierrez
19,201 Points

You are very close. Since you are targeting an element with the class external you will need to use the dot/period character before the name, similar to how you would select and element in css. Also don't forget your quotes.

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