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JavaScript jQuery Basics (2014) Creating a Password Confirmation Form Using next()

why do you need an if else statement?

if we hid the hint, why do we need to check if it is a valid input and hide, it is already hidden. you should just do something like if($(this).val().length !> 8){ $(this).next().show(); }

1 Answer

Steven Parker
Steven Parker
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Once the length is greater than 8 you want to hide the hint again.

Manipulation of the field could cause the length to be either greater than 8 or not, and you want to change the visibility of the hint in either case.

If you abbreviate the code as you suggest, once the hint is shown it would never be hidden again.

oh, I see. thanx a lot.