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JavaScript JavaScript Loops, Arrays and Objects Simplify Repetitive Tasks with Loops Create a `do...while` loop

Syed Nadim
Syed Nadim
3,853 Points

I am not understanding why this is not the correct answer.

Not sure why it is not correct since it is asking for the correct secret continiously if wrong.

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

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="script.js"></script>
</body>
</html>
Irfan Hussain
Irfan Hussain
Courses Plus Student 6,593 Points

Try this:

var secret; var correctSecret = "seasame"; var correctPw = false;

do{ secret = prompt("What is the secret password?"); if (secret !== correctSecret)
correctPw = true; } while( ! correctPw);

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

2 Answers

andren
andren
28,521 Points

Your code is quite close, but there are two issues:

  1. You are have forgotten to close the "sesame" string on the third line with a double quote, which is messing up your code.
  2. While technically not an error you should not create the variable inside of the loop as that will cause JavaScript to recreate the variable each time the loop runs. The better option is to create the variable outside the loop and only change it's value inside the loop.

If you fix those two issues like this:

var secret; // Declare secret variable
do{ 
  secret = prompt("What is the secret password?"); // Set secret to input from the user
}while(secret !== "sesame") // Add a closing double quote after sesame

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

Then your code will be accepted.

Irfan Hussain
PLUS
Irfan Hussain
Courses Plus Student 6,593 Points

var secret; var correctSecret = "seasame"; var correctPw = false;

do{ secret = prompt("What is the secret password?"); if (secret !== correctSecret)
correctPw = true; } while( ! correctPw);

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