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

fatimah Alabbad
fatimah Alabbad
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do while loop challenge help

I could not find what the problem is can anyone help me please .

script.js
var secret = prompt("What is the secret password?");
do {
  secret = prompt("What is the secret password?");  
  secret += 1;
}while ( secret !== "sesame" );
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="script.js"></script>
</body>
</html>

1 Answer

There are two issues I can see. Firstly, you will ask for the password twice. Once in the variable declaration on the first line and then again inside the do loop. To fix this you can declare the variable like this:

var secret = "";

Secondly, you are replacing the value the user entered in the prompt by adding 1 to it in the next line. You need to remove the following line:

secret += 1;