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

I think I'm still not understanding some fundamentals with the id grabs. I refactored the code to grab all items and...

It's still not inputting all the items from the rainbow Id in a way that the for loop can iterate over.

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

for(var i = 0; i < colors.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

Steven Parker
Steven Parker
229,645 Points

You're close. You just need to select the list items, not the list itself.

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