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JavaScript Node.js Basics 2017 Building a Command Line Application Making a GET Request with https

Error in Challenge Task 2 of 4 in Node.js Basics

I follow the instructions, but am getting an error saying "Line 1: Unexpected token ILLEGAL". Given the Task 1 passed, I'm unsure why there's an error in line 1 now.

const https = require(`https`);


1 Answer

Steven Parker
Steven Parker
230,230 Points

I agree this is confusing. :anguished:

It should have complained the first time, or not at all.

But the fix is easy, just use ordinary quotes for the "https" string argument on the first line. Save those backticks for when you're actually doing interpolation.

You might want to report this as a bug to Support.