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JavaScript JavaScript Loops, Arrays and Objects Simplify Repetitive Tasks with Loops A Closer Look At Loop Conditions

Yanitsa Stancheva
Yanitsa Stancheva
2,979 Points

help! while loop

can anyone please help me to figure out this task?

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

its the while loop challenge and it keeps showing me errors :(

app.js
var secret = prompt("What is the secret password?");
while(secret !== 'sesame'){
return secret
}
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="app.js"></script>
</body>
</html>

The problem is that within your 'while' loop, when secret is not equal to sesame, you are only returning the current value of secret. You need to prompt the user again to supply the password.

Like this:

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.");

This way, the code will keep prompting the user to enter the password until 'sesame' is provided.

Hope this helps!

1 Answer

Yanitsa Stancheva
Yanitsa Stancheva
2,979 Points

Silly me! That worked, thanks Taylor!