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

Val Nunez
Val Nunez
2,763 Points

I am at a total loss here.

I'm not even sure how to start - any help is greatly appreciated in advance, thank you!

app.js
var secret = prompt("What is the secret password?");

while () {

}
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>
Tommy Leng
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Tommy Leng
Front End Web Development Techdegree Student 12,417 Points

var secret = prompt("What is the secret password?");

while (secret !== "sesame") {

var secret = prompt("What is the secret password?");

} document.write("You know the secret password. Welcome.");

1 Answer

Damien Watson
Damien Watson
27,419 Points

Hi Val,

var secret = "";

while (secret.toLowerCase() !== "sesame") {
  secret = prompt("What is the secret password?");
} 

document.write("You know the secret password. Welcome.");
Damien Watson
Damien Watson
27,419 Points

Ah, didn't see Tommy's comment. If you remove the prompt from the initial declaration you can reduce code .

This can the lead to even cleaner code later on using 'do... while' like:

do { 
  var secret = prompt("What is the secret password?");
} while (secret.toLowerCase() !== "sesame");

document.write("You know the secret password. Welcome.");