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

Why is this answer incorrect?

Error message below: "Bummer: You only need to call the prompt() method once, and only inside the loop. Hint: Declare the secret variable before the loop."

var secret = prompt("What is the secret password?");
do {
while ( secret !== "sesame" ) {
  secret = prompt("What is the secret password?");    
document.write("You know the secret password. Welcome.");
<!DOCTYPE html>
  <meta charset="utf-8">
  <title>JavaScript Loops</title>
<script src="script.js"></script>

2 Answers

Armin Kadic
Armin Kadic
16,242 Points

The "secret" variable should be declared empty before the loop, then in the "do" loop you declare the prompt dialogue to the "secret" variable (basically cut the line from the "while" loop and paste it in the "do" loop). You do this because you want the loop to DO that first, and then you want to check if it is the correct answer with the "while" loop (that is leave secret !== "sesame" as it is). And then you want the while loop to write the message "You know the secret password. Welcome.", which is under the while loop (it should not be under it but in it).

I hope I didn't make it too complicated and didn't give away too much.

Good luck :)

Tommy Gebru
Tommy Gebru
30,164 Points

I believe the structure should follow this


You can look into it further here Chickanma :thumbsup: