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JavaScript JavaScript Basics (Retired) Making Decisions with Conditional Statements Add an Else If Clause

ROHITH CHITHRANGADHAN
ROHITH CHITHRANGADHAN
9,006 Points

why i am being asked to add Else if clause even after adding else if to the conditional statement?

The task was to add an else if condition and i did it as well but still i'm get an error and it i being asked to add else if clause. What does this mean is the statement different from clause?

script.js
var isAdmin = false;
var isStudent = true;

if ( isAdmin ) {
    alert('Welcome administrator');
}   else if ( isStudent === true ) {
    alert("Welcome student");
}
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="script.js"></script>
</body>
</html>

You don't need the comparison operator in the conditional. the conditional itself is checking for it to be true inherently.

2 Answers

Steven Parker
Steven Parker
229,921 Points

Your code is correct and will pass the challenge. The "clause" is simply the combination of the conditional and statement.

Justin also makes a good point, it is not necessary to compare a boolean with "true", just naming it is enough (as was done with "isAdmin" in the provided code).

ROHITH CHITHRANGADHAN
ROHITH CHITHRANGADHAN
9,006 Points

Thanks Steven and Justin. I tried it out again and passed with same code. I don't understand what went wrong before. And you are right Justin comparison operator weren't necessary.