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JavaScript

Help With Challenge

Can anyone help with this challenge:

link:http://teamtreehouse.com/library/traversing-elements

Hey Douglas,

So on Task 1 of 1 :

// This gets the element with the "navigation" id from index.html and stores it inside a variable called "navigation"
var navigation = document.getElementById("navigation");   


// This gets the children (the <li> items) of that same navigation element and stores it another var
var listItems = navigation.children;

For Task 2 of 2 :

HINT : You need to use the querySelector() method. Here is an example :

element = baseElement.querySelector(selectors);

2 Answers

Jonathan Grieve
MOD
Jonathan Grieve
Treehouse Moderator 91,028 Points

Think about what the question is asking for.

It's talking about traversing which is moving between different elements in the document tree which is HTML tags in the DOM.

You want to be able to search for the children of an unordered list which is your listItems variable.

So turn this

var listItems = navigation;

into this

var listItems = navigation.children;
Sean T. Unwin
Sean T. Unwin
28,672 Points

To further illustrate this, it is discussed two videos prior to the challenge in question, starting at about 6:45 of the lesson on Traversing Elements with Children.

thanks to all for the great answers, sometimes it's hard to understand what the instructor is trying to teach me.......i only saw one option for best answer so i clicked it.