JavaScript JavaScript and the DOM Traversing the DOM Parent Traversal

Elizabeth Haynie
Elizabeth Haynie
3,506 Points

Why is this not working?

Please help the last step is not working..

app.js
const removeMe = document.querySelector('.remove_me');
let parent = removeMe.parentNode;
parent.removeChild('removeMe');
index.html
<!DOCTYPE html>
<html>
    <head>
        <title>Parent Traversal</title>
    </head>
    <link rel="stylesheet" href="style.css" />
    <body>
        <ul>
            <li>Hello</li>
            <li>Hi</li>
            <li class="remove_me">Good bye!</li>
            <li>Howdy</li>
        </ul>
        <script src="app.js"></script>
    </body>
</html>

3 Answers

Dima Mykhaylov
Dima Mykhaylov
18,695 Points

Remove the quotation marks around "removeMe" on line three and it should work.

Like this:

parent.removeChild(removeMe);
Kymane Llewellyn
Kymane Llewellyn
10,603 Points

Try this:

parent.removeChild(removeMe);

Mario Sanchez Carrion
Mario Sanchez Carrion
17,541 Points

When you are performing an operation on a variable, like removeMe, you must not wrap the variable name in quotes (otherwise you will turn it into a string).

If you want to use quotes you have to call the class, not the variable, like this: parent.removeChild(".remove_me")