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

Javascript and the DOM task 2 of 3

I've run this a few ways but just get the error "Was expecting 2 links not 3". I'm stuck, any help would be greatly appreciated.

let navigationLinks = document.querySelectorAll('nav a');
let galleryLinks = document.querySelectorAll('gallery ul li');
let footerImages;
<!DOCTYPE html>
    <meta charset="utf-8">
    <title>Nick Pettit | Designer</title>
    <link rel="stylesheet" href="css/normalize.css">
    <link href='http://fonts.googleapis.com/css?family=Changa+One|Open+Sans:400italic,700italic,400,700,800' rel='stylesheet' type='text/css'>
    <link rel="stylesheet" href="css/main.css">
    <link rel="stylesheet" href="css/responsive.css">
    <meta name="viewport" content="width=device-width, initial-scale=1.0">
      <a href="index.html" id="logo">
        <h1>Nick Pettit</h1>
          <li><a href="index.html" class="selected">Portfolio</a></li>
          <li><a href="about.html">About</a></li>
          <li><a href="contact.html">Contact</a></li>
    <div id="wrapper">
        <ul id="gallery">
            <a href="img/numbers-01.jpg">
              <img src="img/numbers-01.jpg" alt="">
              <p>Experimentation with color and texture.</p>
            <a href="img/numbers-02.jpg">
              <img src="img/numbers-02.jpg" alt="">
              <p>Playing with blending modes in Photoshop.</p>
        <a href="http://twitter.com/nickrp"><img src="img/twitter-wrap.png" alt="Twitter Logo" class="social-icon"></a>
        <a href="http://facebook.com/nickpettit"><img src="img/facebook-wrap.png" alt="Facebook Logo" class="social-icon"></a>
        <p>&copy; 2016 Nick Pettit.</p>
  <script src="js/app.js"></script>

4 Answers

Steven Parker
Steven Parker
230,250 Points

I see three issues:

  • links are represented by anchor (a) elements, not list items
  • when supplying an id in a selector, the id should be prefixed with a pound sign (#)
  • the id selects the ul element, so the tag "ul" should not appear in the selector

I'll bet you can get it now without an explicit spoiler.

Thank you, worked!

28,558 Points

There are three issues with your selector:

  1. You forgot to prepend the gallery id selector with #, which is necessary when you are selecting ids.

  2. The element with the gallery id is the ul, so including ul in your selector is wrong.

  3. While it's very easy to read the word links and think of li that is actually incorrect. An li element is a list-item element, the link element is a (anchor).

So the selector should be:

let galleryLinks = document.querySelectorAll('#gallery a');

let navigationLinks = document.querySelectorAll('nav a'); let galleryLinks = document.querySelectorAll('#gallery a');

this don't work: somebody please.

let galleryLinks = document.querySelectorAll('#gallery a');

Steven Parker
Steven Parker
230,250 Points

That should work. I even pasted it into the challenge to test it, and it passed.