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JavaScript Exit Out of the Loop – One Solution

Amy Preci
Amy Preci
5,672 Points

Guessing game

How would you get a message to display in the HTML after each guess that says "You have X tries left" It did not work after I tried to reassign "message" variable after the prompt. Wondering how that would work with a loop. I was able to display that information in the prompt, but not on the HTML page. Wondering if anyone has done this. Thanks.

7,094 Points

can you share your code here? it will make it easier to get the problem solved

1 Answer

Steven Parker
Steven Parker
229,982 Points

Modern browsers don't render the page until the JavaScript program is completely finished. For this reason, mixing interaction using "prompt" with page updates won't work. So when using "prompt", the outputs should be done using "alert" or other "prompt" messages.

Interactions using the page are done with forms or the event mechanisms, both of which will be covered in later courses.