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

Arielle Saporta
Arielle Saporta
1,415 Points

I'm not sure what's wrong.

I can't seem to figure out what's wrong with my code.

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

while (secret !== "sesame") {
  prompt("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>

2 Answers

Sharina V. Jones
Sharina V. Jones
11,459 Points

You're prompting for the user to enter a new password, but you're not reading it into a variable. Try:

while (secret !== "sesame") {
  secret =prompt("try again");
}

Hey Arielle,

Remember that you have to reset the value of secret each time to the new prompt in the while loop otherwise there is no way that secret can change. So just set secret equal to that prompt inside the while loop :)

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

while (secret !== "sesame")  {
secret = prompt("try again");
}

document.write("You know the secret password. Welcome.");