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JavaScript JavaScript and the DOM Getting a Handle on the DOM Select by Tag Name

Valeriya Kamenetska
Valeriya Kamenetska
15,832 Points

I am not sure why the code below is not working

I am not sure why the code below is not working

app.js
// Complete the challenge by writing JavaScript below
const colors = ["#C2272D", "#F8931F", "#FFFF01", "#009245", "#0193D9", "#0C04ED", "#612F90"];
let listItems = = document.getElementsByTagName('ul');

for ( let i = 0; i < colors.length; i++ ) {
  listItems[i].style.color = colors[i];    
}
index.html
<!DOCTYPE html>
<html lang="en">
  <head>
    <meta charset="utf-8">
    <title>JavaScript and the DOM</title>
  </head>
  <body>
    <h1>My List</h1>
    <ul>
      <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="app.js"></script>
  </body>
</html>

1 Answer

Steven Parker
Steven Parker
212,126 Points

I see two issues:

  • the symbol == (with no space) is for comparisons, but what's needed here is an assignment (just one =)
  • the instructions say to target the list items, not the unordered list itself