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JavaScript JavaScript Basics (Retired) Making Decisions with Conditional Statements A Basic If Statement

david Ramirez
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david Ramirez
Courses Plus Student 2,798 Points

help please

i don't understand is it a if statement then a else if statement ?

script.js
var isAdmin = true;
var isStudent = false;
if(true){
  document.write('true')
}
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>

2 Answers

Steven Parker
Steven Parker
229,018 Points

Here's some hints:

  • testing the value true is not a conditional statement (it's a certainty!)
  • when testing a condition, you must name the value being tested in the if statement
  • for this challenge, you won't need an "else"
  • the challenge wants you to use alert, not document.write
  • it also wants you to use a specific message. You can cut-and-paste that message to avoid typo's
Steven Parker
Steven Parker
229,018 Points

Yes, it will be just an if (and an alert).

I was betting you'd get it without an explicit spoiler, but I see someone's given one already anyway.

The challenge asks that you create a conditional statement that test to see if the isAdmin variable is true. Then, If it is then open an alert with the message "Welcome administrator".

var isAdmin = true;
var isStudent = false;

if(isAdmin){
  alert("Welcome administrator")
}