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HTML HTML Video and Audio (Retired) Custom Media Players Polishing a Custom Skin

Valerie Smith
Valerie Smith
Courses Plus Student 5,244 Points

in script element features array is getting pulled up as error with sytax error code!

In my script element, the console does not like the array features it says the '[' bracket is 'uncaught syntax error; unexpected token' and none of the edits are showing. Please let me know if I have made any other mistakes!

<script> $('audio,video').mediaelementplayer({ success: function(player, node){ $('#' + node.id + '-mode').html('mode: ' + player.pluginType); }, features['playpause', 'tracks', 'progress'], startLanguage: 'en', translationSelector: true }); </script>


1 Answer

Brendan Whiting
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Brendan Whiting
Front End Web Development Techdegree Graduate 84,735 Points

Line 44 of treehouse-skin.html you need to put a colon after the property name features:

        success: function(player, node){
          $('#' + node.id + '-mode').html('mode: ' + player.pluginType);
        features: ['playpause', 'tracks', 'progress'],
        startLanguage: 'en',
        translationSelector: true

Often the problem isn't where the error message says it is but right before it. I ran your code through jshint (http://jshint.com/) and it gave me much better error messages. The first item here says what the problem is, everything else fixed itself.

Expected ':' and instead saw '['.
5   Expected ':' and instead saw ','.
5   Expected '}' to match '{' from line 1 and instead saw ']'.
6   Expected ')' and instead saw ':'.
6   Missing semicolon.
7   Expected an assignment or function call and instead saw an expression.
7   Missing semicolon.
7   Unrecoverable syntax error. (87% scanned).