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JavaScript jQuery Basics Understanding jQuery Events and DOM Traversal DOM Traversal with jQuery

Using the .eq() method, select Wade Christensen from the list of students.

I don't know what I'm doing wrong to select all LI within class student-name and then use eq() method.

''' $('.student-list li').eq(2);

index.html
<!DOCTYPE html>
<html lang="en">
<head>
    <title>Document</title>
</head>
<body>
  <h2>Student List</h2>

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

  <script src="jquery-3.2.1.min.js"></script>
  <script src="app.js"></script>
</body>
</html>
app.js
$('.student-list li').eq(2);

5 Answers

Steven Parker
Steven Parker
229,018 Points

The instructions said to "select all of the list items on the page", so you don't need to restrict the selection to just those within the ul that has the class of "student-list".

That's what the challenge was trying to hint at when it give you the error "Bummer: Did you call jQuery with the selector "li"?"

Thank you Steven, I've noticed and solved it after several attempts.

Steven Parker
Steven Parker
229,018 Points

Didn't the code and comments from this question help? If not, you may want to start a fresh question where you can include your own code so you can get a specific answer.

Alex Franklin
Alex Franklin
12,401 Points

@Steven Parker Thank You ! Yes I figured it out after a short break on my eyes... turned out to be one of those very minuscule typos:)

$('li').eq(2);

works!