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

Igor Pavlenko
Igor Pavlenko
12,925 Points

confused on challenge

guys stuck on this one, can someone help ?

<!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>

2 Answers

Hi Igor,

The attribute name and the value should be passed as two separate arguments to the method.

$(".external").attr("target", "_blank");
Jennifer Nordell
Jennifer Nordell
Treehouse Teacher

Hi there! You selected the links just fine, but it seems that it's the attr part that's giving you some trouble. There is a good deal of extra punctuation here. First we give the string of the name of the attribute to set and then the string of the value we want. In this case:

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

So our attribute to set is "target" and the value is "_blank". Hope this helps! :sparkles: