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

I'm appending the element correctly and placing it in the variable yet it's always returning wrong. Why?

I've been trying to append this element for a while and it shows up in the preview but it continues to return as wrong. Why is that?

<!DOCTYPE html>
<html lang="en">
    <h2>Student List</h2>

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

    <script src="app.js"></script>
var $newStudent = $('.student-list').append("<li>Sam Smith</li>"); 

2 Answers

Stuart Wright
Stuart Wright
41,115 Points

You should not edit the line which you used to pass task 1. Instead create a second line which appends the element you created in task 1.

I tried that. It didn't work. Sorry.

Richard Hogge
Richard Hogge
26,286 Points

I believe Stuart is correct. Your code works, but splitting it onto two lines just makes it more readable:

Line 1 - Store the list item into your variable.

Line 2 - Append this variable to the unordered list.

Give that a shot.

If you're still stuck, I created a CodePen with my solve: https://codepen.io/tremolocreative/pen/ZreKao

Thank you so much. That was the fix!