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JavaScript JavaScript Basics (Retired) Storing and Tracking Information with Variables Create a variable with a string

Juhi Agarwal
Juhi Agarwal
617 Points

am i using the document.write command properly?

I've to print the player variable by using document.write but don't know what mistake i'm making? I checked the upper case this time and they seem alright.

var player='Jasmine';
  <meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html; charset=UTF-8">
  <title>JavaScript Basics</title>
<script src="app.js"></script>

2 Answers

28,558 Points

The problem is that you have wrapped the player variable name in quotes. In JavaScript any text that is wrapped in quotes (both single and double quotes) will be treated as a String. This means that you are actually passing the text value "player" to the write function instead of the value that the player variable actually contains.

When you want to reference a variable you simply type its name outright without wrapping it in anything special. Like this:

var player='Jasmine';
Juhi Agarwal
Juhi Agarwal
617 Points

I realized it after asking the question. Thanks?