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

Md. Syful Islam
Md. Syful Islam
9,463 Points

Do While Loop Code challenge says Parse Error while it works fine in my local machine.

My code works fine in local machine but not accepted by the code challenge. Can anyone please help me pass the code challenge and review my code? Thanks in advance

script.js
/*var secret = prompt("What is the secret password?");
while ( secret !== "sesame" ) {
  secret = prompt("What is the secret password?");    
}
document.write("You know the secret password. Welcome.");
*/

let correctPass = false;

do {
    let pass = prompt("What is the secret password?");
    if (pass !== "sesame") {
        secret = prompt("What is the secret password?");
    } else{
        correctPass = true;
    }
} while (!correctPass)      // This condition has to be false to break out the loop, !true = false breaks out the loop
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

Steven Parker
Steven Parker
218,639 Points

I agree the error message is confusing, but some hints based on the things I know this challenge is expecting:

  • you don't need to create any new variables, just use "secret"
  • the conditional expression of the "while" is the only test needed
  • there should only be one call to "prompt" in the revised loop
Md. Syful Islam
Md. Syful Islam
9,463 Points

Yeah, I made the code unnecessarily complicated. Thanks for your help Steven. Highly appreciated :)