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JavaScript jQuery Basics (2014) Creating a Simple Lightbox Adding New Attribute Values with attr()

Andrés Colonna
Andrés Colonna
1,925 Points

how can I add the attribute to all the links?

I know how the method works, is just that I am not sure how to use it. can somebody please help me out.


<!DOCTYPE html>
  <link rel="stylesheet" href="css/style.css" type="text/css" media="screen" title="no title" charset="utf-8">
  <title>Links Page</title>
    <li><a href="http://google.com" class="external">Google</a></li>
    <li><a href="http://yahoo.com" class="external">Yahoo</a></li>
  <script src="//code.jquery.com/jquery-1.11.0.min.js" type="text/javascript" charset="utf-8"></script>
  <script src="js/app.js" type="text/javascript" charset="utf-8"></script>

2 Answers

Carlos Federico Puebla Larregle
Carlos Federico Puebla Larregle
21,074 Points

You have to select all the links that actually have that class already. You could do that like this:


Sorry, I thought it was other code challenge

Carlos Federico Puebla Larregle
Carlos Federico Puebla Larregle
21,074 Points

Remember, you select all the anchor tags or "links" by using this selector:


And if you need to select all the anchor tags who have the ".external" class you would do it like this:

Billy Bellchambers
Billy Bellchambers
21,689 Points


You haven't added any code in your js snipet but what the challenge is asking you to do is a couple of things.

1 select all achor elements using jquery


2 add the class of "external" to all of them.


3 lastly add the attribute of target with a value of _blank

$("a").addClass("external").attr("target", "_blank")

This is what the finished code looks like.

I hope this helps.

Happy coding.