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JavaScript JavaScript and the DOM (Retiring) Getting a Handle on the DOM Selecting Multiple Elements

where is the problem I am not understanding what i am missing

I am not understanding what i am missing

var listItems=document.querySelector('#rainbow');
var colors = ["#C2272D", "#F8931F", "#FFFF01", "#009245", "#0193D9", "#0C04ED", "#612F90"];

for(let i = 0; i < colors.length; i ++) {
  listItems[i].style.color = colors[i];    
<!DOCTYPE html>
    <ul id="rainbow">
      <li>This should be red</li>
      <li>This should be orange</li>
      <li>This should be yellow</li>
      <li>This should be green</li>
      <li>This should be blue</li>
      <li>This should be indigo</li>
      <li>This should be violet</li>
    <script src="js/app.js"></script>

1 Answer

Harald N
Harald N
15,831 Points

What you have done now with the variable listItems:

 var listItems = document.querySelector("#rainbow");

is to target the ul element with the id of rainbow, and not the li elements. This is a quick fix:

var listItems = document.querySelectorAll("#rainbow li");

Now you will be targeting all the li elements inside the ul element with the id of rainbow. Now your var listItems will be an array of all the list items inside #rainbow. This is all the change you will need to do, to make it work.

I hope this solves your problem. If not, ask and I'll try to say it in a different way :D

thanks for your help