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


I have problems solving this code challenge

<!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

Maximillian Fox
Maximillian Fox
Courses Plus Student 9,236 Points

You are off to a good start - you've successfully selected the elements you will need.

Now, you need to use the attr method to add an attribute.

$(".external").attr('nameOfAttribute', 'attributeValue');

For example if I did this:

$(".external").attr('name', 'link');

All those a tags would become

<a href="http://google.com" class="external" name="link"></a>

Although it doesn't make much sense in this example, I just use it to provide an example of what the attr() method does.