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

something is wrong.

in his simple example , he uses brackets. isn't a string in javascript in <>? this should work?

var answer= prompt("what is the best programming language?")
if answer === <Javascript> {
  document.write <p> ("You are correct."); </p>)
  <meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html; charset=UTF-8">
  <title>JavaScript Basics</title>
<script src="app.js"></script>

10 Answers

Sorry, it should be


I’ve been pretty acclimated to Python for the last eternity

Put the answer in “”?

I tried that ryan but it's still sticking.

Have you tried it in your code editor? What errror does it give you?


What I would recommend would be removing the <>. Also, maybe wrap str() around the prompt, and also append answer.lower() === “javascript”

I haven’t coded in JS for a while- so append my code to work for the JS syntax

this is exactly how the instructor said to do this in his example of a simple conditional quiz. but it is not working. im confused

Oh! The entire condition has to be in parenthesis I think?

If (x=y){ result }

i'll try anything right now ryan. thanks

Hello Kim, Good attempt but there a few things you need to change for that to work. First, enclose strings in quotation (" ") marks. Also, document.write is a function. What I mean is that it needs to be called like document.write("write something"); According to the question in the practice exercise you're doing here, you'll not need to use document.write();, an alert is what is required. Your code refactored would be something close to:

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

Cheers! Keep on hacking it!

Thank you. I'm drawing a complete blank on this for some reason. I'm trying to finish it but my brain is locked up