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jQuery beginner ".each()"

Why do I get an error in the console? "Uncaught SyntaxError: Unexpected token ;"

$("#menu a").each(function(){ 
    <div id="menu">
            <li class="selected"><a href="index.html">Home</a></li>
            <li><a href="about.html">About</a></li>
            <li><a href="contact.html">Contact</a></li>
            <li><a href="support.html">Support</a></li>
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2 Answers

James Spence
James Spence
17,563 Points

You made a typo with 'this', your code should read:

$("#menu a").each(function(){ 

James has it. "Unexpected token" errors are SUPER common, always carefully check over your brackets and parentheses carefully. It nearly always means you have some tiny syntactic error.