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

Bibiana Balbuena Barbosa
Bibiana Balbuena Barbosa
14,768 Points

Query Selector challenge, can't do it

as my understanding either of the following syntax should work: var listItems = getElementById('rainbow') or var listItems = querySelectorAll('#rainbow')

What am I doing wrong?

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

for(var i = 0; i < colors.length; i ++) {
  listItems.[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>
Cheo R
Cheo R
37,150 Points
listItems.[i]

Notice anything about the code above?

5 Answers

Piotr Manczak
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Piotr Manczak
Front End Web Development Techdegree Graduate 29,086 Points

You are grabbing <ul> instead of <li>. You need an array of html elements(<li>), not a list of #rainbow. Having said that I had similar problem with this particular challenge as the instruction is a bit unclear.

Bibiana Balbuena Barbosa
Bibiana Balbuena Barbosa
14,768 Points

I've remove the dote, still doesn't work. But thanks for the hint.