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JavaScript jQuery Basics Understanding jQuery Events and DOM Traversal Adding New Elements to the DOM

What am I doing wrong?


<!DOCTYPE html>
<html lang="en">
    <h2>Student List</h2>

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

    <script src="app.js"></script>
const $newStudent = $('.student-list').append('<li>Sam Smith</li>');

1 Answer

Andrew Hickman
Andrew Hickman
Full Stack JavaScript Techdegree Student 10,013 Points

The goal in this challenge is to assign a JQuery object containing a new list element to the variable, and then call the append method on the created variable. So... the first step would be to create the variable with the new <li> element:

const $newStudent = $('<li>Sam Smith</li>');

and THEN append your new element (which your variable references) to the DOM: