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JavaScript JavaScript Basics (Retired) Making Decisions with Conditional Statements Introducing Conditional Statements

Matthew Cahn
Matthew Cahn
6,301 Points

I corrected my code but I'm getting the same error message

This was my original code:

var answer = prompt('What is the best programming language?');
if (answer = 'Javascript') {
  alert('You are correct');
}

I got an error message that said "did you use ===..." so I corrected my code to this:

var answer = prompt('What is the best programming language?');
if (answer === 'Javascript') {
  alert('You are correct');
}

I'm getting the same error message. I think there's something wrong with your checking algorithm. I'm gonna refresh the whole thing and do it again and it'll probably work. Just wanted to let the admins know about this bug.

app.js
var answer = prompt('What is the best programming language?');
if (answer === 'Javascript') {
  alert('You are correct');
}
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>
Matthew Cahn
Matthew Cahn
6,301 Points

Just redid my code and the same thing is happening.

2 Answers

Andrew McCormick
Andrew McCormick
17,729 Points

it's looking for a reply of "JavaScript" not "Javascript" (notice the capital S)

Michael Davidson
Michael Davidson
5,519 Points

What Andrew said, change it to:

var answer = prompt('What is the best programming language?'); if (answer === 'JavaScript') { alert('You are correct'); }