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JavaScript Introduction to jQuery DOM Traversal Why We Traverse the DOM

Melissa Franklin
Melissa Franklin
7,863 Points

Why do we leave in "Dog" when we are resetting the form field for species? $species.val("Dog");

The other form fields have empty quotation marks...

$name.val(""); $species.val("Dog"); $notes.val("");

1 Answer

Steven Parker
Steven Parker
228,095 Points

The text input fields are set empty by default, but the species field is a select, and it is not configured to have a blank as a choice. "Dog" was chosen as the default selection, but you could easily use one of the other possible options as a default instead.

Personally, I think "Narwhal" makes a better default as it would encourage the user to make another selection. :wink: