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JavaScript JavaScript Loops, Arrays and Objects Simplify Repetitive Tasks with Loops Create a `do...while` loop

Razvan Tamasanu
Razvan Tamasanu
1,873 Points

Do while

I am stuck...don t know how to fix it. The code should write on the screen a message when the word entered in prompt is sesame .

 var secret = prompt("What is the secret password?");
do{document.write("You know the secret password. Welcome.")

while ( secret !== "sesame" )
<!DOCTYPE html>
  <meta charset="utf-8">
  <title>JavaScript Loops</title>
<script src="script.js"></script>

1 Answer

Eric M
Eric M
11,545 Points

Hi Razvan,

Your loop as written will write "You know the secret password. Welcome." each time its run. It will run until secret is equal to seasame, but there's nothing else there! You need to provide a way for the loop to end.

Firstly, we should probably only say "You know the secret password. Welcome." after the loop, so let's move that down there.

Now our loop is empty. Inside, let's prompt for the password. We'll keep the variable declaration outside the loop though so that it doesn't need to be recreated each time the loop runs.

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

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