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William Whitworth
William Whitworth
6,117 Points

Err.. This is frustrating, why is this giving me a semantic error?

I'm trying to run this script and I keep getting Semantic issue, expected token '{' - with the first line highlighted.

jQuery(document).ready(function($)) {
                        mode: 'horizontal',
                        captions: false,
                        auto: true,
                        randomStart: true,
                        useCSS: false,
                        pager: false,
                        autoHover: true,
                        control: false,
                        nextSelector: '.slider-next',
                        prevSelector: '.slider-prev',
                        nextText: '?',
                        prevText: '?'

Any help would be great!

3 Answers

Joe Manson
Joe Manson
11,817 Points

Take out the last )

jQuery(document).ready(function($))<< {

and put it at the very end after the last }

James Barnett
James Barnett
39,199 Points

Don't forget to add a semicolon at the end

Kevin Korte
Kevin Korte
28,148 Points

Why is there a $ being passed as a function argument? Have you tried it without? Usually on those you are not passing arguments to the function.

Max Hallinan
Max Hallinan
7,614 Points

Here is an article by Chris Coyier that involves an explanation of $ being passed as an argument. He explains this much better than I can. Plugins often use this technique to avoid conflicts with any other JS libraries a developer may be using on a project. I'm guessing from the above snippet that the code was pulled from a carousel plugin.