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

Emily V
Emily V
8,553 Points

I am very stuck on understanding this question and While Loops

Question: The code in app.js just opens a prompt, asks for a password and stores it in a variable secret. It also writes to the document. The current code only checks the password once. Remove the if statement and add a while loop, so that a prompt keeps appearing until the user types "sesame" into the prompt.

I understand that the question wants a while loop, but no matter how many times I re-watch the previous videos I am stuck on understanding. Can anyone help break this down for me? Thank you!

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

if(secret !== "sesame") {
  secret = prompt("That's not it! Try again");
}

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>

1 Answer

Dan Collins
Dan Collins
310 Points
  <script>
        var secret = prompt("What is the secret password?");
        while (secret !== "sesame") {
              secret = prompt("That's not it! Try again");
        }
        document.write("You know the secret password. Welcome.");
    </script>```
Dan Collins
Dan Collins
310 Points

This reads, "as long as secret is not equal to 'sesame'...RETURN 'That is not it...' "

If password is guessed, write to the document "You know the secret password..."

Thanks! I was reading much more into the question than it was actually asking for.