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HTML How to Make a Website Creating HTML Content Organize with Unordered Lists

Benjamin Ing
Benjamin Ing
910 Points

not passing the first task

it says that I am no longer passing the first task of having three list tags inside an unordered list

<!DOCTYPE html>
    <meta charset="utf-8">
    <title>Nick Pettit</title>
      <a href="index.html">
        <h1>Nick Pettit</h1>
          <li><a href="index.html">Portfolio</a></li>
          <li><a href="about.html">About</a></li>
          <li><a href="contact.html">Contact</a></li>

        <li> <img src="img/numbers-01.jpg"> </li>
        <li> <img src="img/numbers-02.jpg">  </li>
        <li> <img src="img/numbers-06.jpg"> </li> 

      <p>&copy; 2013 Nick Pettit.</p>

1 Answer

Erik McClintock
Erik McClintock
45,783 Points


This is an unfortunately all-too-common situation with these challenges where they're looking for something very specific, but you added something extra (even though it matches what they have above, and is totally semantic), and then their error message makes no sense.

For whatever reason, they let you pass the first task with having put your ul inside of a nav element, but then on the second task, you are failing out because you have that nav element. I was able to pass with your code by removing the opening and closing nav tags that you have surrounding your ul in the second task.

While they didn't ask you to wrap your ul in a nav element, this is still something that is mostly on them, because they let it slide on Task One, but not Task Two for some reason. To hopefully prevent this in the future, make sure you only ever do exactly what they tell you in the instructions, which for Task One of this challenge, is simply to "create an unordered list with three empty list items" in the section element. There is no mention of wanting you to create that ul inside a nav element, so you're safer not including it here.

Happy coding!