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

Conrad Casper
Conrad Casper
4,082 Points

My code is working but it keeps saying I'm getting the answer wrong and won't let me continue

here's my code:

var listItems = document.getElementById('rainbow') var colors = ["#C2272D", "#F8931F", "#FFFF01", "#009245", "#0193D9", "#0C04ED", "#612F90"];

for(var i = 0; i < colors.length; i ++) { listItems.children[i].style.color = colors[i];
}

js/app.js
var listItems = document.getElementById('rainbow')
var colors = ["#C2272D", "#F8931F", "#FFFF01", "#009245", "#0193D9", "#0C04ED", "#612F90"];

for(var i = 0; i < colors.length; i ++) {
  listItems.children[i].style.color = colors[i];    
}
index.html
<!DOCTYPE html>
<html>
  <head>
    <title>Rainbow!</title>
  </head>
  <body>
    <ul id="rainbow">
      <li>This should be red</li>
      <li>This should be orange</li>
      <li>This should be yellow</li>
      <li>This should be green</li>
      <li>This should be blue</li>
      <li>This should be indigo</li>
      <li>This should be violet</li>
    </ul>
    <script src="js/app.js"></script>
  </body>
</html>

1 Answer

The instructions state 'Complete the code by setting the variable listItems to refer to a collection.' Your variable refers to a single element.

Conrad Casper
Conrad Casper
4,082 Points

Yeah, I eventually caught that and took the .children off of listItems in the for loop and added it to the global variable listItems. Thanks!