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

Gard Mikael Fjeldavli
Gard Mikael Fjeldavli
19,416 Points

Unfortunate wording

The wording of this challenge is not very good. It asks if the variable answer CONTAINS the word "JavaScript", but it seems as if you are asking if the string answer IS "JavaScript". Thus, "My favorite programming language is JavaScript" would not pass the condition, although it covers the condition (the string contains the word "JavaScript"). the String.indexOf() method would be a better way of checking if the string contains another.

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

if (answer === "JavaScript") {
  alert("You are correct");
  <meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html; charset=UTF-8">
  <title>JavaScript Basics</title>
<script src="app.js"></script>

1 Answer

Blaise Gratton
Blaise Gratton
30,213 Points

So then the condition we'd be testing is if (answer.indexOf("JavaScript" !== -1))? That would mean the string "The worst language ever is JavaScript!" passes the condition...