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JavaScript jQuery Basics (2014) Creating a Password Confirmation Form Perform: Part 1

Peter Gess
Peter Gess
16,553 Points

Unexpected Token else

The boxes are not hiding and I am getting the following error in the console: app.js:14 Uncaught SyntaxError: Unexpected token else


//Problem: Hints are shown even when form is valid //Solution: Hide and show them at appropriate times

//Hide hints $("form span").hide();

function passwordEvent(){

//Find out if password is valid if($(this).val().length > 8); { //Hide hint if valid $(this).next().hide(); } else { //Else show hint $(this).next().show(); }


//When event happens on password input $("#password").focus(passwordEvent).keyup(passwordEvent);

//When event happens on confirmation input //Find out if password and confirmation match //Hide hint if match //Else show hint

1 Answer

Steven Parker
Steven Parker
228,001 Points

You seem to have a stray semicolon.

On the line after the comment "//Find out if password is valid ", there is a semicolon between the final parenthesis of the conditional expression and the open brace of the code block.

It was a bit tough to tell the difference between the comments and the code! In future postings, please use the instructions for code formatting in the Markdown Cheatsheet pop-up below the "Add an Answer" area. :arrow_heading_down:

Peter Gess
Peter Gess
16,553 Points

Simple mistake! Thank you.