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JavaScript jQuery Basics (2014) Creating a Mobile Drop Down Menu Using parent(), hasClass() and prop()

Russ Fleharty
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Russ Fleharty
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Stuck on a code challenge could anyone help me out?

Keeps pupping out with the message saying, "Bummer! The '.'' in .selected is redundant." I don't get it.

js/app.js
//Problem: It look gross in smaller browser widths and small devices
//Solution: To hide the text links and swap them out with a more appropriate navigation

//Create a select and append to #menu
var $select = $("<select></select>");
$("#menu").append($select);

//Cycle over menu links
$("#menu a").each(function(){
  var $anchor = $(this);
  //Create an option
  var $option = $("<option></option>");

  //Deal with selected options depending on current page
  if($anchor.parent().hasClass(".selected")) {
    $option.prop("selected", true);
  }
  //option's value is the href
  $option.val($anchor.attr("href"));
  //option's text is the text of link
  $option.text($anchor.text());
  //append option to select
  $select.append($option);
});
//Create button 
var $button = $("<button>Go</button>");
$("#menu").append($button);
//Bind click to button
$button.click(function(){
  //Go to select's location
  window.location = $select.val();
});
index.html
<!DOCTYPE html>
<html>
<head>
<link rel="stylesheet" href="css/style.css" type="text/css" media="screen" title="no title" charset="utf-8">
</head>
<body>
    <div id="menu">
        <ul>
            <li class="selected"><a href="index.html">Home</a></li>
            <li><a href="about.html">About</a></li>
            <li><a href="contact.html">Contact</a></li>
            <li><a href="support.html">Support</a></li>
            <li><a href="faqs.html">FAQs</a></li>
            <li><a href="events.html">Events</a></li>
        </ul>
    </div>
    <h1>Home</h1>
    <p>This is the home page.</p>
    <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

Marileen Mennerich
Marileen Mennerich
1,161 Points

The issue lies here:

if($anchor.parent().hasClass(".selected")) { $option.prop("selected", true); }

Classes are marked by a ., that is true. But since the method hasClass obviously requires a class as argument, the . is not needed. It is not part of the class' name, just an identifier, and thus redundant here.