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JavaScript jQuery Basics (2014) Creating a Password Confirmation Form Perform: Part 1

Justin Sze Wei Teo
Justin Sze Wei Teo
9,418 Points

$("form span") selector okay without mentioning intermediary 'p' element?


For the selector used , i.e. "form span" , why is it that 'p' is not mentioned and this works? Isn't the span a child of the paragraph <p> element, which is then in turn the child of the form?

Does this imply it is ok to skip a few childs to point at which element we're selecting?

Kindly advise, thanks!

1 Answer

Benjamin Barslev Nielsen
Benjamin Barslev Nielsen
18,958 Points

Yes, "form span", just means the span needs to be inside a form tag, the form does not need to be the parent of the span. However, if you use the selector:

form > span

span needs to be a child of a form element.