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Robbie Thomas
Robbie Thomas
31,093 Points

using.on ()

Says: On line 6 of app.js, fix the code so that when you add a color li dynamically the click handler will still work.

I have: $(".controls li").on("click", "li", function(){

It says: Bummer! You need to change the CSS of the selector on line 6 to be of the parent of the li i.e. .controls. "li" should be the second argument.


3 Answers

Yes, the issue looks like you are selecting the li, and then attaching the click event to an li inside of that li (which doesnt exist). First just select ".controls" with jQuery, then in the .on() assign the inner selector to the "li".

Think of it more like: When the selected element is clicked, and the click is on the ____ element inside of the selected element, execute the code block. That's how I think about it when when writing .on() events.

Riley, would would be the difference between:

$(".controls").on("click", "li", function(){...});


$(".controls li").click(function(){...});

I can see where he went wrong, but unsure of why on was used rather than .click ?

Robbie Thomas
Robbie Thomas
31,093 Points

Took the li off of .controls. That gave me the pass.

Martin Imfeld
Martin Imfeld
5,403 Points

It is only accepting

$(".controls").on("click", "li", function() { ... });

while it should also accept

$(".controls ul").on("click", "li", function() { ... });

Both are correct, the exercise, however, does only accept the first version. Maybe somebody at Treehouse can look into this, especially since the second version is the solution presented in the video ;)