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JavaScript JavaScript Loops, Arrays and Objects Simplify Repetitive Tasks with Loops Create a `do...while` loop

Shan Liu
Shan Liu
3,612 Points

Using Do-While instead of While loop Challenge Task

I'm not sure what I'm doing wrong.

script.js
var secret = false;

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

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

2 Answers

james south
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james south
Front End Web Development Techdegree Graduate 33,258 Points

i would use different variables to handle the password guesses and the true/false that controls the loop. right now you only have the secret variable. your loop logic also looks backwards. if i guess wrong (not sesame), secret is set to true, but ! true is false and the loop will exit.

Abhijit Das
Abhijit Das
5,022 Points

Hi Shan Liu, Try this way...

var secret = false;
do {
  var guess = prompt("What is the secret password?");
  if (guess === "sesame") {
    secret = true;
  }
} while (!secret)

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