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JavaScript JavaScript Basics (Retired) Making Decisions with Conditional Statements Introducing Conditional Statements

Add an else clause to complete the conditional statement. Best method

Perhaps I am wrong but given what we have learned so far, shouldn't we do something like this?

var answer = prompt('what is the best programming language?').toLowerCase();

if (answer === 'javascript'){
alert('you are correct!');
} else {
    alert('JavaScript is the best language!');
}

Is my code wrong or is it just because I am going past what the directions say?

1 Answer

Jason Anders
MOD
Jason Anders
Treehouse Moderator 145,624 Points

Hi Taylor,

Technically you code is correct, but you are right in that you went beyond what the challenge was asking for, and the challenges can be very picky... Spelling mistakes or added code will often result in a "Bummer!"

So, delete the .toLowerCase() you added to the answer variable. Then change your comparison to check for JavaScript, with a capital J and a capital S.

Keep Coding! :)

That's great to know that at least my code was correct! I kind of figured that it was because the code was outside the bounds of the question but when I checked it on jsfiddle and the console showed no errors it was nice to know that what I thought was right actually was!