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JavaScript JavaScript Basics (Retired) Making Decisions with Conditional Statements Using Comparison Operators

Cory Sanders
Cory Sanders
3,815 Points

Is my condition statement wrong? Preview confirms my code is correct while check work says it doesn't see the else.

I keep getting Bummer: I don't see the message 'a is NOT greater than b'

var a = 10;
var b = 20;
var c = 30;
if ( a > b) {
    window.alert('<p>a is greater than b</p>');
} else {
        window.alert('<p>a is not greater than b</p>');
  <meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html; charset=UTF-8">
  <title>JavaScript Basics</title>
<script src="script.js"></script>

1 Answer

Jennifer Nordell
Jennifer Nordell
Treehouse Teacher

Hi there, Cory Sanders ! You're close! But remember, this is an alert() which is not subject to formatting at all. It's different from the document.write() which can write HTML tags to the document. The alert() happens at the Window level.

Long story short: remove all your <p> and </p> tags. Alerts do not contain HTML :smiley:

Hope this helps! :sparkles:

Cory Sanders
Cory Sanders
3,815 Points

Hi Jennifer,

Thank you for the response and the advice! I'll remember this going forward.