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JavaScript JavaScript Loops, Arrays and Objects Simplify Repetitive Tasks with Loops Create a `do...while` loop

Kevin Goudswaard
Kevin Goudswaard
11,061 Points

Learning do While and getting a syntax error: Parse Error.

I think I have it, it just has something off. cant figure it out!

script.js
var correctGuess = false;
var guess = "";

do {
   guess = prompt("What is the secret password?")
    if (guess === "sesame") {
      correctGuess = true;
} while (! correctGuess)
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="script.js"></script>
</body>
</html>

3 Answers

Hey Kevin,

It looks like you're missing an end brace:

 do {
        guess = prompt("What is the secret password?")
        if (guess === "sesame") {
            correctGuess = true;
        }  // add this brace
 } while (! correctGuess)
 document.write("You know the secret password. Welcome.");
Jennifer Nordell
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Jennifer Nordell
Treehouse Teacher

Looks like you're missing a closed curly brace inside your do while. To clarify, the one you're missing is at the end of the if statement. Try this out:

do {
   guess = prompt("What is the secret password?")
    if (guess === "sesame") {
      correctGuess = true;
    }
} while (! correctGuess)