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JavaScript jQuery Basics (2014) Creating a Simple Lightbox Adding New Attribute Values with attr()

Martin Coutts
Martin Coutts
18,154 Points

Set target attribute

Can't seem to get this to work, sure there's a glaringly obvious answer but just can't seem to see it

js/app.js
$( ".external a" ).add( "target", "_blank")
index.html
<!DOCTYPE html>
<html>
<head>
  <link rel="stylesheet" href="css/style.css" type="text/css" media="screen" title="no title" charset="utf-8">
  <title>Links Page</title>
</head>
<body>
  <h1>Links</h1>
  <ul>
    <li><a href="http://google.com" class="external">Google</a></li>
    <li><a href="http://yahoo.com" class="external">Yahoo</a></li>
  </ul>
  <script src="//code.jquery.com/jquery-1.11.0.min.js" type="text/javascript" charset="utf-8"></script>
  <script src="js/app.js" type="text/javascript" charset="utf-8"></script>
</body>
</html>

1 Answer

Steven Parker
Steven Parker
229,921 Points

I see two issues:

  • the jQuery method to add an attribute is ".attr" (not ".add")
  • ".external a" targets links descendant from an element with the class "external", but the challenge asked for links with the class "external" ("a.external")
Martin Coutts
Martin Coutts
18,154 Points

Thanks for the help Steven