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JavaScript jQuery Basics (2014) Creating a Simple Lightbox Adding New Attribute Values with attr()

Is this not right? $('.external a').attr('target', '_blank');

$('.external a').attr('target', '_blank');

$('.external a').attr('target', '_blank');
<!DOCTYPE html>
  <link rel="stylesheet" href="css/style.css" type="text/css" media="screen" title="no title" charset="utf-8">
  <title>Links Page</title>
    <li><a href="http://google.com" class="external">Google</a></li>
    <li><a href="http://yahoo.com" class="external">Yahoo</a></li>
  <script src="//code.jquery.com/jquery-1.11.0.min.js" type="text/javascript" charset="utf-8"></script>
  <script src="js/app.js" type="text/javascript" charset="utf-8"></script>

2 Answers

Jeff Lemay
Jeff Lemay
14,268 Points

Your code is looking for an anchor tag < a > inside of an element with the class of .external. What you want is to target the anchor tag with a class of .external.

$(' a.external').attr('target', '_blank');
// or simply
$('.external').attr('target', '_blank');
Jones Dias
Jones Dias
13,902 Points

Just remove the 'a' from $('.external a')... and you be good to go :)