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JavaScript JavaScript Foundations Variables Basics

Tommy Gebru
Tommy Gebru
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Syntax error, Parse error

What does the message... Syntax error, Parse error ...mean?

1 Answer

Dave McFarland
STAFF
Dave McFarland
Treehouse Teacher

A syntax error is badly formatted code: it could mean you left out necessary punctuation like ( or ). So this code:

alert("hello);

will produce a syntax error, because the closing quotes are missing. A parse error, means that the error occurred as the browser was "parsing" or reading the JavaScript code (before the browser tries to run that code).