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chris salvi
chris salvi
7,584 Points

challenge question on adding if/else erb statement

<div class="status">
  <% if user_signed_in? %>
    <span class="message">You are signed in.</span>
  <% else %>
    <span class="message">You are NOT signed in.</span>


What am I doing wrong here? says that both outputs are being printed despite my if/else statement....

2 Answers

Where's did the

<% end %>

go to?

I got stuck on this once because I was used to CoffeeScript, so you're not the only one.

chris salvi
chris salvi
7,584 Points

humm, weird. So does the <% end %> just signify the end of the ruby code? Cause in the actual project it doesnt appear anywhere close to the if/else statement.

<% end %>

signifies the end of a directive (an if or a def or a class keyword). They do the exact same thing as closing curly brackets } in JavaScript.

This forum post was NOT helpful!

It only confused me..

I had to go looking on Answer 1 of this stackoverflow thread to get a clue: http://stackoverflow.com/questions/14335130/if-user-signed-in-puts-some-text-devise

My apologies; it appears as if the forums butchered my Markdown. It should be fixed now. Sorry about that!