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JavaScript JavaScript Basics (Retired) Storing and Tracking Information with Variables Capturing Visitor Input and Writing It to the Page

Roberto Da Silva
Roberto Da Silva
4,213 Points

hi guys, is this a malfunction or am I doing something wrong ? cheers guys

can anyone help ? many thanks

scripts.js
var answer
prompt ("What day is it?")
var answer = prompt ("what day is it?") 
document.write (answer);
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="scripts.js"></script>
</body>
</html>

1 Answer

Steven Parker
Steven Parker
229,005 Points

The string used by the prompt statement (the 2nd one) has "what" (with a lower-case "w") instead of "What" (with a capital "W").

Also, the first call to prompt isn't necessary and causes the user to have to answer the question twice (and task 3 to fail).

And while it doesn't affect passing the challenge, it's good practice to always end statements with a semicolon.