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JavaScript JavaScript and the DOM (Retiring) Getting a Handle on the DOM Practice Selecting Elements

Axel Mebis
Axel Mebis
11,066 Points

Help! I don't understand why I'm selecting the wrong links. When checked in console of a live browser it works fine..?!?

I don't understand what I'm doing wrong. I select the links via the descendant method, and when I try it out in the console of a live browser it does select the correct items. But the questionnaire doesn't accept it and tells me that I'm selecting the wrong links. I don't understand what I'm doing wrong here!

const navigationLinks = document.querySelectorAll('nav ul li');
let galleryLinks;
let footerImages;
<!DOCTYPE html>
    <meta charset="utf-8">
    <title>Nick Pettit | Designer</title>
    <link rel="stylesheet" href="css/normalize.css">
    <link href='http://fonts.googleapis.com/css?family=Changa+One|Open+Sans:400italic,700italic,400,700,800' rel='stylesheet' type='text/css'>
    <link rel="stylesheet" href="css/main.css">
    <link rel="stylesheet" href="css/responsive.css">
    <meta name="viewport" content="width=device-width, initial-scale=1.0">
      <a href="index.html" id="logo">
        <h1>Nick Pettit</h1>
          <li><a href="index.html" class="selected">Portfolio</a></li>
          <li><a href="about.html">About</a></li>
          <li><a href="contact.html">Contact</a></li>
    <div id="wrapper">
        <ul id="gallery">
            <a href="img/numbers-01.jpg">
              <img src="img/numbers-01.jpg" alt="">
              <p>Experimentation with color and texture.</p>
            <a href="img/numbers-02.jpg">
              <img src="img/numbers-02.jpg" alt="">
              <p>Playing with blending modes in Photoshop.</p>
        <a href="http://twitter.com/nickrp"><img src="img/twitter-wrap.png" alt="Twitter Logo" class="social-icon"></a>
        <a href="http://facebook.com/nickpettit"><img src="img/facebook-wrap.png" alt="Facebook Logo" class="social-icon"></a>
        <p>&copy; 2016 Nick Pettit.</p>
  <script src="js/app.js"></script>

2 Answers

Hi Axel!

This passes all three tasks:

let navigationLinks = document.querySelectorAll('nav a'); //Task 1
let galleryLinks  = document.querySelectorAll('#gallery a'); //Task 2
let footerImages = document.querySelectorAll('footer img'); //Task 3

I hope that helps.

Stay safe and happy coding!

Axel Mebis
Axel Mebis
11,066 Points

Hi Peter,

Many thanks for your quick help! I now understand what I was doing wrong, I confused the word 'links' with 'list items'...! You helped me out, thanks!

Enjoy your day.