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JavaScript JavaScript and the DOM (Retiring) Traversing the DOM Sibling Traversal

can't seem to make this work, anybody did this. Please give me some advice. Thanks

I have tried too much, can't seem to make it work.

1 Answer

trio-group I.AM
trio-group I.AM
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First you need to select e.target's previous element sibling. Then use the className method on this selection to set the class to 'highlight'. This is an example of selecting the NEXT element sibling:

e.target.nextElementSibling.className = 'whatever-class-you-choose';

Hope this helps!