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JavaScript

I changed my JS MASH script and need help fixing it.

I changed the JS script in MASH like Joy told me to, and now I can't get it to return a result. As I'm a newbie, I'm not entirely sure what I've done wrong. I'm pretty certain it's a few labels that don't match or a few semi colons I left out. Not really sure what to look for yet. Can someone connect with me and help?

Karolin Rafalski
Karolin Rafalski
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Please post your code using the 'Markdown Cheatsheet' in this forum and maybe we can help!

Here's the js:

function random_number(num) { // New function called random_choice that takes one parameter, num (or a number) // Get a random number between 0 and a passed-in number var num = num || 5; // If no number passed in, default to 5 return Math.floor(Math.random() * num); // Round the answer down (floor) of a random number between 0 and 1 and multiply it by a number. Then return a value and exit the function. }

function mash_choice() { // New function called mash_choice that doesn't take any parameters // Since MASH is a special case, give it its own list var mash = ['being content', 'finding peace', 'understanding love', 'belonging somewhere']; // The array of choices to pick from var randomNum = random_number(4); // Use the above function to get a number between 0 and 4 return mash[randomNum]; // Return the list item the random number function just picked and exit the function }

function get_answer(category) { // Get a random answer from the available answers in a given category var choices = []; // A blank array to hold the user provided answer
var selector = 'input[name="' + category + '[]"]'; // Build a CSS selector for the blanks in our passed in category var inputs = document.querySelectorAll(selector); // Get all of the inputs that match our selector var answer;

for (var i = 0; i < inputs.length; i++) {  // Begin a for loop that will run through the code. i++ = add one to the counter which is "i"
    answer = inputs[i].value;  // Get the input with the index value of the counter and get the value ie. if they typed in dog, you get back "dog" 
    if (answer !== '') {  // If answer doesn't equal a blank... !== means doesn't equal 
        choices.push(answer); //...add it to the end of the list 
    }
}
return choices[random_number(choices.length)];   // Pick and return a random choice choice.length = number of answers the user provided in that category 

}

function fill_in_answers(answers) { // Find the spans that need filled var feelings = document.querySelector('#feelings'); // This says make a new variable and find the HTML tag that has the ID of "home" var purpose = document.querySelector('#purpose'); var motivation = document.querySelector('#motivation'); var location = document.querySelector('#location');

// Fill them with the provided answers
home.innerText = answers['mash'];
profession.innerText = answers['profession'];
pet.innerText = answers['pet'];
location.innerText = answers['location'];
home.innerHTML = answers.mash;  // Change the content of the element in the HTML doc with the id "home" to the "mash" value in answers 
profession.innerHTML = answers.profession;  // Change the content of the element in the HTML doc with the id "career" to the "career" value in answers 
pet.innerHTML = answers.pet;
location.innerHTML = answers.location;

}

function handle_submission(evt) { evt.preventDefault(); // Stop the form from reloading the page evt.stopPropagation(); // Stop the form from reloading the page

// Build up our answers object
var answers = {
    'mash': mash_choice(),
    'profession': get_answer('profession'),
    'pet': get_answer('pet'),
    'location': get_answer('location')
}
// Fill in the answers
fill_in_answers(answers);

var answer_div = document.querySelector('#answers');
answer_div.classList.add('show');

}

// Find the form on the page and attach a handler for when it's submitted var form = document.querySelector('#mash');
form.addEventListener('submit', handle_submission); // Anytime the form is submitted, we want to call the function handle_submission

The CSS is fine. Here's the HTML:

<!DOCTYPE html> <html> <head> <meta charset="utf-8">

<meta name="viewport" content="width=device-width, initial-scale=1, minimum-scale=0.5, maximum-scale=0.5, minimal-ui">

<title>Futuristic MASH</title> <link href="normalize.css" rel="stylesheet"> <link href="style2.css" rel="stylesheet"> </head> <body>

<h1 class="logo"><img src="peaceful.jpg" /></h1> <p class="description">Fill in the blanks and your life will be full.</p>

<form action="" method="post" id="mash">

<div id="answers" class="hide"> <p>Your life is a series of <span id="feelings"></span> events which remind you that <span id="motivation"></span> values you as a person <span id="purpose"></span> and is invested in your hapiness as you get closer to your goal of <span id="home"></span>. </div>

<div class="bucket">

<div class="choice-bucket">
  <h4 class="highlight">Why do you get up each day?</h4>
    <input name="feelings[]" type="text">
    <input name="feelings[]" type="text">
    <input name="feelings[]" type="text">
    <input name="feelings[]" type="text">
  </div>

  <div class="choice-bucket">
    <h4 class="highlight">For whom to do live?</h4>
      <input name="purpose[]" type="text">
      <input name="purpose[]" type="text">
      <input name="purpose[]" type="text">
      <input name="purpose[]" type="text">
  </div>

 <div class="choice-bucket">
    <h4 class="highlight">What motivates you to keep going?</h4>
      <input name="motivation[]" type="text">
      <input name="motivation[]" type="text">
      <input name="motivation[]" type="text">
      <input name="motivation[]" type="text">
  </div>

</div>

<input type="submit" value="Tell my fortune"> </form> <script src="script.js"></script> </body> </html>

The issue isn't the look. I can't get the JS to execute. Let me know what I've done wrong. I'm lost being new to all of this

2 Answers

I so guess since I don't understand how to properly apply the Markdown Checksheet to format my code I get ignored? Thanks for being a great community of supporting people. I could use a mentor right now, but since I'm not a coding native I get pushed aside. Good thing I only wasted $39 before figuring this out.

I need the ORIGINAL javascript as well! Someone help!