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

not sure what the error is here? the syntax on the console is saying it has something to do with line 7

not sure what is wrong with my if/else statement

app.js
var answer = prompt('What is the best programming language?');
if ( answer === 'JavaScript');
{
alert("You are correct");
} 
else
{
alert("JavaScript is the best language!");

}
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>

1 Answer

Alexander Solberg
Alexander Solberg
14,349 Points

You are close, but you need to remove the semicolon from the if statement, also, IMO this is a better and more conventional formatting

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

if (answer === 'JavaScript') {
      alert("You are correct");
   } else {
      alert("JavaScript is the best language!");
   }