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JavaScript jQuery Basics (2014) Creating a Simple Lightbox Perform: Part 1

I had trouble understanding what we were checking in the console for the jQuery video "Perform Part 1"...

I wasn't understanding why we were checking the image names (or was it their pathways?) by clicking on them using the Chrome Developer Console. Wouldn't we already know by simply hovering over the image where the image goes to (if that was the intent of this exercise)?

Basically I have no idea what Andrew was doing in this video and why. Would someone mind breaking this down? Thanks!

1 Answer

Steven Parker
Steven Parker
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:point_right: The console was used to see the outputs of the console.log function.

The purpose of the log function was to show that the proper value had been returned by the jQuery call.

You are correct that the browser displays the link target on hover, but the console display was to show that the target had been successfully assigned to the local variable href inside the event handler code.