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Vaish Kasi674 Points
Is there a specific reason for using single quotes? Using double quotes too works fine. Could you explain the difference
I just tried the below code in the workspace and both of it works just fine.
Any specific reason for using the double quotes ?
It's preferential, however, sometimes it is necessary unless you wish to use the escape feature to ignore the single quote, as in my second example.
For example, say your code is;
alert("Hello, my name's john!");
alert('Hello, my name's john!");
The second alert is not executed properly as a result of the single quote in "name's" so instead of single quotes, we use double quotes in a case like this.