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JavaScript JavaScript Basics (Retired) Making Decisions with Conditional Statements A Basic If Statement

Need Help asks if put true in parentheses when I did

It's giving an error and asking if I put true in () when I already did that. I know I must be doing something wrong. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks!

script.js
var isAdmin = true;
var isStudent = false;
if (true){document.write("Welcome administrator")}
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="script.js"></script>
</body>
</html>

2 Answers

Benjamin Larson
Benjamin Larson
34,055 Points

Hi Pablo -

The way your conditional is written now, it doesn't know what variable to test. So you need to explicitly say, evaluate the isAdmin variable, and see if it is true. Right now, it was always evaluate to true, because true is always true :)

if (isAdmin == true) {
  // other code
}

The challenge also asks you to use the alert() method to print to the screen instead of document.write() . Give those changes a try and feel free to ask any more questions.

Recio Jose Luis
Recio Jose Luis
4,495 Points

Your if is always true, you only want that it's is true if isAdmin is True then: If(isAdmin === true){document.write("Welcome administrator")}