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JavaScript jQuery Basics Understanding jQuery Events and DOM Traversal The Event Object

console.log(event.target) returning multiple results, not single button that was clicked

When I preview this code and log 'event.target' to the console, it is returning two results, not one for the button I clicked. Anybody?... here's my code, from what i can tell it is just like hers. Thanks for help...

$('.spoiler').on('click', 'button', function(event) {


$('.spoiler span').show();


//create buttons on page

const $button = $('<button>Reveal Spoiler</button>');


//hide span text (spoiler) on page load

$('.spoiler span').hide();

Also, at the end she states "you'll see now that when you click a button, only the button we've clicked disappears" but its very clear in the video that she's clicking the top button and the bottom button is disappearing. Is the top button actually getting removed and the bottom one is shifting into its place so it only appears like the bottom button is getting removed?

1 Answer

Steven Parker
Steven Parker
229,005 Points

About 4 minutes into the video she says, "However, both spoilers are still revealed,..."

And shortly after she says, "We'll fix that issue in an upcoming video"

Not sure if you watched the rest of the video but right after that she comments out the code that is causing 'that issue', refreshes the page and then says "you'll see now that when you click a button, only the button we've clicked disappears" which doesn't appear to be the case. Also, if you know why I'm getting multiple results on the console.log(event.target) instead of just one that would be helpful. I actually switched out 'event.target' with 'event.currentTarget' and that seemed to work but not sure if it is 'right'.

Steven Parker
Steven Parker
229,005 Points

To facilitate a complete analysis, make a snapshot of your workspace (while it's in the state that demonstrates the issue) and post the link to it here.