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JavaScript JavaScript Basics (Retired) Creating Reusable Code with Functions Returning a Value from a Function

John Cho
John Cho
354 Points

how do you return the value to the variable yearToday?

im upto the 3rd challenge. i get how to call the function. i thought i knew how to return the value to a new var but its saying task 1 no longer works.

function getYear() {
  var year = new Date().getFullYear();
  return year

var yearToday = return getYear();
  <meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html; charset=UTF-8">
  <title>JavaScript Basics</title>
<script src="script.js"></script>

2 Answers

Corwayne Steaman
Corwayne Steaman
2,489 Points

Hello John, just something I noticed when doing the same challenge, although the code was right for the javascript. Mine wasn't running, I had to change the html file content="text/html" to content="text/javascript" only then I was successful.