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In 2nd line of code, 'write' shows in red. everything displays as expected, but workspace text for write shows red, why?

Accessing through different browsers produces same result, all text is green or black but for the word: write

any input much appreciated!

Kindest Regards, Angi

Savannah Lynn
Savannah Lynn
13,662 Points

Hi! Can you post your code please?

2 Answers

Steven Parker
Steven Parker
216,878 Points

What you are seeing is called "syntax highlighting".

The editor attempts to color things to help them stand out based on what they are. In this case, it's using red to indicate object properties and methods. So write appears in red because it is a method of document.

Dejan Došenović
Dejan Došenović
8,679 Points


There is nothing wrong with your code. The text of the word 'write' is red because the font color of the workspace is so set. In text editor of your choice there is a difrent theme set, that's whay it is green.

If the syntax is underlined with a red line then there is something wrong.