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JavaScript JavaScript Loops, Arrays and Objects Simplify Repetitive Tasks with Loops For Loops

Sean Flanagan
Sean Flanagan
33,234 Points

Why does nothing happen?


When I run this code, no divs appear.


<!DOCTYPE html>
<html lang="en">
  <meta charset="UTF-8">
  <link rel="stylesheet" href="css/styles.css">
<body id="color">
<script src="js/script.js"></script>


var html='';
for (var = 1; i <= 10; i += 1) {
  html += '<div>' + i + '</div>';

Does anyone know please why there are no divs and what I should do?


Sean :-)

1 Answer

Matt F.
Matt F.
9,518 Points

Hello, all you need to do is put i after the variable declaration on line 2. Right now your loop does not 'see' a declaration for the variable i.

Change the second line of your JavaScript to

for (var i = 1; i <= 10; i += 1) {

Hope this helps.

Sean Flanagan
Sean Flanagan
33,234 Points

Hi Matt.

Thanks for this. I did as you advised and it worked a treat. You've been upvoted and nominated Best Answer.


Sean :-)