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JavaScript JavaScript Basics Making Decisions in Your Code with Conditional Statements Use Comparison Operators

Naiyana Williams
Naiyana Williams
9,932 Points

I'm getting an error saying to make sure I am writing the conditional statement correctly. What am I missing?

script.js
const a = 10;
const b = 20;
const c = 30;

if (a > b) {
  console.log("a is greater than b");
} else {
  console.log("a is NOT greater than b");
}
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="script.js"></script>
</body>
</html>
Mark Casavantes
Mark Casavantes
10,602 Points

The only thing I can find is that the <!DOCTYPE HTML> should be <!DOCTYPE html>

Steven Parker
Steven Parker
210,474 Points

It's supplied that way by the challenge. And it's not case-sensitive, though its far more common to see it they way you are suggesting.

3 Answers

Steven Parker
Steven Parker
210,474 Points

Odd, the code looks OK so I pasted it directly into the challenge and it passed.

Try restarting your browser?

Naiyana Williams
Naiyana Williams
9,932 Points

The craziest thing actually; I removed the space between "if" and "(" and it accepted it. Wild. Thank you both for your input!

Steven Parker
Steven Parker
210,474 Points

It worked for me when I pasted it in unchanged.   ¯\_(ツ)_/¯