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JavaScript jQuery Basics Understanding jQuery Events and DOM Traversal Adding New Elements to the DOM

Not sure where I'm getting my syntax incorrect...var $newStudent = $('.student-list').append('<li>Sam Smith</li>')

Keeps asking if I called jQuery on '<li>Sam Smith</li>'

<!DOCTYPE html>
<html lang="en">
    <h2>Student List</h2>

    <ul class="student-list">
        <li>James McAvoy</li>
        <li>Alena Holligan</li>
        <li>Wade Christensen</li>
        <li>Matt Krzyzynski</li>

    <script src="app.js"></script>
var $newStudent = $('.student-list').append('<li>Sam Smith</li>');

1 Answer

You're redefining the variable $newStudent. The task asks you to append this to the unordered list. Try:

var $newStudent=$('<li>Sam Smith</li>');

Ah I understand now thank you! wasn't reading the question correctly, that definitely works!