JavaScript JavaScript and the DOM Traversing the DOM Parent Traversal

Zachary Baker
PRO
Zachary Baker
Pro Student 11,504 Points

Having trouble with the concept. Stuck on this problem.

I am applying the principle from the previous video and it's not working. What am I doing wrong here?

app.js
const removeMe = document.querySelector('.remove_me');
let parent = removeMe.querySelector('ul');
index.html
<!DOCTYPE html>
<html>
    <head>
        <title>Parent Traversal</title>
    </head>
    <link rel="stylesheet" href="style.css" />
    <body>
        <ul>
            <li>Hello</li>
            <li>Hi</li>
            <li class="remove_me">Good bye!</li>
            <li>Howdy</li>
        </ul>
        <script src="app.js"></script>
    </body>
</html>

2 Answers

Umesh Ravji
Umesh Ravji
42,348 Points

The question is asking you to traverse to the parent of removeMe from removeMe, not use a selector to get the parent from the DOM.

let parent = removeMe.**property**

What property will get the removeMe parent node from removeMe?

Seth Kroger
MOD
Seth Kroger
Treehouse Moderator 56,263 Points

If you read the Bummer message, it's asking specifically to use parentNode.