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JavaScript

shannon sivertsen
shannon sivertsen
8,258 Points

When to use all caps and ' ' vs no ' '

Why is the LI in caps here: const li = createLI(text);

and button is all caps here:

if (e.target.tagName === 'BUTTON') {
  const li = e.target.parentNode;
  const ul = li.parentNode;
  ul.removeChild(li);
}

I can't get stuck in my head when to use all caps or lowercase. Also when to use ' ' or when not to use ' '

Thanks!

2 Answers

I'm not sure about the capitalization in createLI. But here is what the MDN docs have to say about tagName.

Darrell Conklin
Darrell Conklin
21,940 Points

LI is an acronym for List Item and the CreateLI() function is just following camel casing conventions by capitalizing the first letter of each word but since only the first letter of each word actually appear in the function name you see 2 capital letters consecutively.

When something appears in quotes it's a string and without quotes a variable.