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JavaScript JavaScript Basics (Retired) Introducing JavaScript Your First JavaScript Program

brian kuenning
brian kuenning
435 Points

How do i make the website say "Welcome to my site" for this javascript basics code challenge? What is the proper syntax?

document.write function proper syntax?

index.html
<!DOCTYPE HTML>
<html>
<head>
  <meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html; charset=UTF-8">
  <title>JavaScript Basics</title>
</head>

<body>
</body>

<script>
  document.write "Welcome to my site"

</script>

</html>

1 Answer

Balazs Peak
Balazs Peak
46,080 Points

The document is the global object through wich we can access the web page, or at least what the user's browser has built out of the website markup (this thing is called the DOM - document object model).

The write is a function of the document object is a function through which we can change the content within the <body> tag of the DOM. Every function is called with its name and parentheses, in which we can put parameters which can be inputs for some of the functions. This write function needs only 1 parameter, which is a string, that's the string it will write into the DOM.

The solution will look something like this:

document.write("Welcome to my site");