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

Anusha Singh
PLUS
Anusha Singh
Courses Plus Student 22,106 Points

Can you help me with this?

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

It keeps on giving me the error { I was expecting 'target' to be '_blank' not'}

js/app.js

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>

3 Answers

Tushar Singh
PLUS
Tushar Singh
Courses Plus Student 8,692 Points

HI agan.

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

Here you are targeting every link with a class "external" and then modifying it attribute(attr), here you set the "target" to "_blank".

Rui W
Rui W
6,269 Points

The .attr method is really a good way to set attribute's value. I totally agree with Tushar's answer.

If you need more info you could make a visit to the jquery API: http://api.jquery.com/attr/ which has more examples with the use of .attr

where is target at in all this?