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JavaScript JavaScript Basics (Retired) Storing and Tracking Information with Variables Combining Strings

Carleen Hall
Carleen Hall
Front End Web Development Techdegree Student 3,158 Points


After combining strings for a visitor's info. The word "visitor" is coming back instead of the person's name. The pop up box shows up but I after typing my name in the box. "Hello visitor Welcome to my site" shows up instead of my name.

var visitor = prompt("what is your name?"); var message = "Hello " + "visitor" + "Welcome to my site"; document.write(message);

1 Answer

Lucas Santos
Lucas Santos
19,315 Points

That's because you have quotation marks around the word "visitor". When you have quotation marks around a word it means that word is a String and will show up as the word you typed. In other words you should not have quotation marks around the word visitor because that is a variable

What your code should look like:

var visitor = prompt("what is your name?"); 
var message = "Hello " + visitor + "Welcome to my site";