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JavaScript Build an Interactive Website Introduction to jQuery Including jQuery in our Project

Can't get the javascript to execute.

For some reason I cannot get the javascript to execute, I have tried multiple different ways but I can't seem to get it to work. My code is pasted below, please help.

<script type="text/javascript" src="inductive-js/jquery.js"></script> <script type="text/javascript"> $(".qty").hide(); $(".order-now").click(function(){ var $link = $(this); $(link).next().show("slow"); return false; });

3 Answers

Tim Knight
Tim Knight
28,888 Points

Andrew, check the part where you're assigning $(this) to a variable of $link, because you're doing that you'd reference the next line like

var $link = $(this);

Instead of with $(link) use $link which is the name of your variable.

Hey Tim can you tell me how can i write the code so it appears like yours?

Tim Knight
Tim Knight
28,888 Points

George at the bottom of the comments textarea you'll see a "Markdown Cheatsheet", click that. It'll review how to do it for large code blocks.

Thank you, i didn't see it :)

i think you should use link.next().show("slow") because you already stored a jquery object in your link variable

Thanks a lot guys I got it to work!