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

Jasmany Lewis
Jasmany Lewis
1,474 Points

why do i keep getting a syntax error

I can't figure out why I keep getting a syntax error. can someone help me, please!

app.js
var answer = prompt('What is the best programming language?')
if (answer === 'JavaScript');{
 alert('You are correct'); 
} else {
 alert('JavaScript is the best lanuage!');
}
index.html
<!DOCTYPE HTML>
<html>
<head>
  <meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html; charset=UTF-8">
  <title>JavaScript Basics</title>
</head>
<body>
<script src="app.js"></script>
</body>
</html>

1 Answer

if (answer === 'JavaScript');{ This line, no reason to have a semi-colon here. A semi-colon is generally for the end of a line in any programming language, this would be ending this line before actually getting into your code inside your if block.

Jasmany Lewis
Jasmany Lewis
1,474 Points

Dayne, Thank you for your help. That was an ahhh moment for me :)