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

First name variable

I'm sure my code is correct as its a very simple task. Is this a bug?

script.js
var firstName = "Ben";
index.html
<!DOCTYPE HTML>
<html>
<head>
  <meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html; charset=UTF-8">
  <title>JavaScript Basics</title>
</head>
<body>
<script src="script.js"></script>
</body>
</html>

1 Answer

Jason Cook
Jason Cook
11,403 Points

There is no bug, it parses fine when I test it. However, if your goal is to display the name in the <body> section of your HTML, then you'll need to add an extra line of JavaScript code. For example, the following change to your JavaScript code would achieve this.

var firstName = "Ben";
document.write(firstName);

I saved out both files (index.html and script.js) with your code, and adding only the one additional line (above), and it worked like a charm. I hope this helps.

Happy coding :)

Thanks