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

David Moody
David Moody
19,302 Points

How do I select all the links in the navigation bar?

In a challenge, I have been asked to select all the links in the navbar. If I querySelectorAll the <li>, then I return too many links. If I add a class name to <li> in the challenge, the challenge doesn't properly read the class name. So, that means there must be a way, without using id's and class names to select only the <li> in the navbar. I've been searching online how to select links nested in the navigation bar, but I cannot find anything. Does anyone know how this challenge is supposed to be passed?

js/app.js
let navigationLinks = document.querySelectorAll('#elem');
let galleryLinks;
let footerImages;
index.html
<!DOCTYPE html>
<html>
  <head>
    <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">
  </head>
  <body>
    <header>
      <a href="index.html" id="logo">
        <h1>Nick Pettit</h1>
        <h2>Designer</h2>
      </a>
      <nav>
        <ul>
          <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>
        </ul>
      </nav>
    </header>
    <div id="wrapper">
      <section>
        <ul id="gallery">
          <li>
            <a href="img/numbers-01.jpg">
              <img src="img/numbers-01.jpg" alt="">
              <p>Experimentation with color and texture.</p>
            </a>
          </li>
          <li>
            <a href="img/numbers-02.jpg">
              <img src="img/numbers-02.jpg" alt="">
              <p>Playing with blending modes in Photoshop.</p>
            </a>
          </li>
        </ul>
      </section>
      <footer>
        <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>
      </footer>
    </div>
  <script src="js/app.js"></script>
  </body>
</html>
David Moody
David Moody
19,302 Points

I had tried to insert an id "elem," but the challenge couldn't read the code, so I deleted it from the html, but it's still in the JS code above. The JS code should be:

let navigationLinks = document.querySelectorAll('');

What goes in the quote marks to get only the links in the navigation bar?

1 Answer

Lucian Rotari
Lucian Rotari
12,007 Points

Hi David Moody,

You can try like that:

let navigationLinks = document.querySelectorAll('nav a');