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Why isn't this working when it works?
I have been instructed to add Sam Smith in an li tag to the list which has worked but when I check the work it doesn't. What have I done wrong?
<!DOCTYPE html> <html lang="en"> <head> <title>Document</title> </head> <body> <h2>Student List</h2> <ul class="student-list"> <li>James McAvoy</li> <li>Alena Holligan</li> <li>Wade Christensen</li> <li>Matt Krzyzynski</li> </ul> <script src="jquery-3.2.1.min.js"></script> <script src="app.js"></script> </body> </html>
let $newStudent = $(".student-list"); $($newStudent).append("<li>Sam Smith</li>");
Steven Parker221,070 Points
The instructions say to "create a new <li> element containing the student name "Sam Smith", and save your new element to a variable called $newStudent", but this code is using the "$newStudent" variable to store a reference to the list with the class of "student-list".
So while this code would effectively do the final job, it's not implemented in a way that satisfies the instructions for both tasks. A slight re-arrangement of your current code should make it pass.
Have you checked the console for error messages? This might help to debug.