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JavaScript JavaScript Loops, Arrays and Objects Simplify Repetitive Tasks with Loops A Closer Look At Loop Conditions

Prompt doesn't appear on the screen even though code is correct

I am pretty sure my code is correct but the prompt dialog doesn't appear in my browser's window, and when I run check work it tells me that my code took too long to run.

app.js
var secret = prompt("What is the secret password?");
while (secret !== "seasame") {
  secret = prompt("What is the secret password?");
}

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="app.js"></script>
</body>
</html>

1 Answer

Jonathan Grieve
MOD
Jonathan Grieve
Treehouse Moderator 90,825 Points

It sounds like what happens when you have an infinite loop is coming and the browser doesn't know how to handle it.

But the code is fine.

One thing I do notice is you need to fix the secret password string which is sesame.

var secret = prompt("What is the secret password?");
while (secret !== "sesame") {
  secret = prompt("What is the secret password?");
}

document.write("You know the secret password. Welcome.");

It actually was an infinite loop issue because of a typo in the password string :/

Damn I should of noticed!

Thanks a lot