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JavaScript jQuery Basics Understanding jQuery Events and DOM Traversal Adding New Elements to the DOM

Fernando Jimenez
PLUS
Fernando Jimenez
Courses Plus Student 7,720 Points

How come this simple jquery function is not working?

let newStudent = $('.student-list').append('<li>Sam Smith</li>');

index.html
<!DOCTYPE html>
<html lang="en">
<head>
    <title>Document</title>
</head>
<body>
    <h2>Student List</h2>

    <ul class="student-list">
        <li>James McAvoy</li>
        <li>Alena Holligan</li>
        <li>Wade Christensen</li>
        <li>Matt Krzyzynski</li>
    </ul>

    <script
    src="jquery-3.2.1.min.js"></script>
    <script src="app.js"></script>
</body>
</html>
app.js
let newStudent = $('.student-list').append('<li>Sam Smith</li>');

1 Answer

Steven Parker
Steven Parker
216,135 Points

It looks like you're on task 2, but the code that should have been there to pass task 1 is missing. Remember the hint given in every challenge: "Important: In each task of this code challenge, the code you write should be added to the code from the previous task."

The code for task 1 would not have had any class reference or an "append" method. But it would also need a different variable name, this code has "newStudent", but the instructions ask for "a variable called $newStudent" (note the dollar sign).

Then, when you do get to task 2, add additional code on a new line that uses the variable created in task 1 to perform the "append".