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JavaScript JavaScript Basics (Retired) Storing and Tracking Information with Variables Create a variable with a string

David Enus
David Enus
646 Points

I am stuck on document.write printing the contents of the player variable. Please Help!

What am i doing wrong with the document.write statement?

app.js
var player = 'Jasmine';
document.write = ('Jasmine');
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="app.js"></script>
</body>
</html>

2 Answers

Steven Parker
Steven Parker
218,861 Points

I see a couple of issues:

  • there should not be an equal sign between the function name and the parentheses
  • inside the parentheses, use the variable name instead of repeating what's in it
David Enus
David Enus
646 Points

Thank you that was it. You Rock!