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

How can I complete the code by setting the variable listItems to refer to a collection?

The for loop cycles over list items and applies a color to each item using the values stored in the colors array. For example, the first color in the array ( #C2272D) is applied to the first list item, the second color (#F8931F) to the second list item, and so on. Complete the code by setting the variable listItems to refer to a collection. The collection should contain all list items in the <ul> element with the ID of rainbow.

js/app.js
var listItems;
var colors = ["#C2272D", "#F8931F", "#FFFF01", "#009245", "#0193D9", "#0C04ED", "#612F90"];

var listItems = document.querySelectorAll('#rainbow');

for(var i = 0; i < listItems.length; i ++) {
  listItems[i].style.color = colors[i];    
}
index.html
<!DOCTYPE html>
<html>
  <head>
    <title>Rainbow!</title>
  </head>
  <body>
    <ul id="rainbow">
      <li>This should be red</li>
      <li>This should be orange</li>
      <li>This should be yellow</li>
      <li>This should be green</li>
      <li>This should be blue</li>
      <li>This should be indigo</li>
      <li>This should be violet</li>
    </ul>
    <script src="js/app.js"></script>
  </body>
</html>

1 Answer

Hello, You select all the elements with ID rainbow here.

var listItems = document.querySelectorAll('#rainbow')

You start good here but you need all <li> elements descendent of that <ul> for do that you code like this:

var listItems = document.querySelectorAll('#rainbow li')

By puting a empty space then you can select the child.

Thank you so much. :)