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JavaScript JavaScript Loops, Arrays and Objects Simplify Repetitive Tasks with Loops A Closer Look At Loop Conditions

app.js loop not working.

Why am I so dumb? Don't answer! Just look at my code, please. Not sure what I'm doing.

app.js
var password = "sesame";
var secret = prompt("What is the secret password?");

while (password !== "sesame"){
    document.write(secret);
}

document.write("You know the secret password. Welcome.");
index.html
<!DOCTYPE html>
<html>
<head>
  <meta charset="utf-8">
  <title>JavaScript Loops</title>
</head>
<body>
<script src="app.js"></script>
</body>
</html>

1 Answer

Actually, upon some research on the forum I got the answer. And I understand why my code wasn't working. Here is what did work:


var secret; while ( secret !== "sesame" ) { secret = prompt("What is the secret password?"); }

document.write("You know the secret password. Welcome.");

Reason for it not working was that I needed to create the variable "secret" before starting the loop. But call the variable from within the loop. Also, I realized that variable "password" was useless. Here's a note to the newbies like myself... We/I tend to make the code more complex than it needs to be. I need to focus more not on the syntax but logic of my code.