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

cannot proceed and not sure what is wrong with code.

var answer = prompt('What is the best programming language'); if (answer.toUpperCase() === 'JAVASCRIPT') { alert('You are correct') }

app.js
var answer = prompt('What is the best programming language');
if (answer.toUpperCase() === 'JAVASCRIPT') {
  alert('You are correct')
}
index.html
<!DOCTYPE HTML>
<html>
<head>
  <meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html; charset=UTF-8">
  <title>JavaScript Basics</title>
</head>
<body>
<script src="app.js"></script>
</body>
</html>
Gary Calhoun
Gary Calhoun
10,317 Points

Hi when I test the code on codepen it works for me. Where can't you proceed from? Is this part of a challenge or something? What are you seeing any errors in the console?

Jeff Lemay
Jeff Lemay
14,266 Points

It is correct code, problem is OP is doing more than the challenge asked for.

2 Answers

Jeff Lemay
Jeff Lemay
14,266 Points

They didn't ask you to use the toUpperCase() method here. You're also missing a question mark at the end of the prompt string, not sure if that would cause an issue too.

Yes correct ! ? and the toUpperCase was causing the problem. Thanks.

Byron Stine
Byron Stine
4,877 Points

The code runs properly for me. But I recommend put a ; (semicolon) after the alert() method for proper syntax. <br> Example: alert('You are correct');