Anchor tag parent of span tag?

On page 57 it shows the path to the span tag as

html body ul li span .

But I am getting

html body ul li a span .

It makes sense to me that the anchor tag should be there. So does the image in the photo work with a html document without the anchor tag or has something changed in how the child relationships work with anchor tags?

The close-up screenshot is incorrect. It should be html body ul li a span as the selector. Thank you for pointing out this error. I think the next version of the book has replaced this image and description.