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

Jaime Castillo
Jaime Castillo
5,800 Points

JS and Dom

let footerImages = document.querySelectorAll('footer a'); //why doesn't it work? How does nodes work?

js/app.js
let navigationLinks; navigationLinks = document.querySelectorAll('nav a');
let galleryLinks = document.querySelectorAll('section a');
let footerImages = document.querySelectorAll('footer a');
index.html
<!DOCTYPE html>
<html>
  <head>
    <meta charset="utf-8">
    <title>Nick Pettit | Designer</title>
    <meta name="viewport" content="width=device-width, initial-scale=1.0">
  </head>
  <body>
    <header>
      <a href="index.html" id="logo">
        <h1>Nick Pettit</h1>
        <h2>Designer</h2>
      </a>
      <nav>
        <ul>
          <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>
        </ul>
      </nav>
    </header>
    <div id="wrapper">
      <section>
        <ul id="gallery">
        </ul>
      </section>
      <footer>
        <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>
      </footer>
    </div>
  <script src="js/app.js"></script>
  </body>
</html>

1 Answer

Steven Parker
Steven Parker
229,921 Points

The instructions say to "select all images in the footer element", but the code shown here is selecting all links in the footer (instead of images).

Also, while the code for task 2 happened to select the correct set of elements, it wasn't coded according to the instructions. The task 2 instructions said, "select all links in the unordered list with the id of gallery"* so it would have been more accurate to use the selector "#gallery a".

And it looks like some lines have been removed from index.html. For this challenge, that file should remain as-is.