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JavaScript JavaScript Basics (Retired) Making Decisions with Conditional Statements Introducing Conditional Statements

Javascript Conditional not working

I'm not sure what i'm doing wrong with this code. It evaluates as expected but I am getting a Task 1 failed error.

app.js
var answer = prompt('What is the best programming language');

if(answer.indexOf('JavaScript') > -1){
 alert('You are correct'); 
}
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="app.js"></script>
</body>
</html>

4 Answers

Although indexOf does work and you are not wrong it seems the code challenge does not like it, this does work:

var answer = prompt('What is the best programming language');

if(answer === 'JavaScript'){
 alert('You are correct'); 
}

Looks correct, check to see if the challenge uses javascript instead of JavaScript or some other variation. They can be picky about that sometimes.

Yeah i've tried about every option I can think of...still nothing :( If it helps at all I am getting an object null value. I think the script is the prompt variable is getting destroyed everytime I recheck my work which is resulting in a reoccurring error.

Thanks so much :) Guess I was trying too hard haha.

Happy to help! Good luck.