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JavaScript jQuery Basics (2014) Creating a Password Confirmation Form Perfect

Why my $username checking dont want to work?

var $password = $('#password');
var $username = $('#username');
var $empety = '';
var $confirmPassword = $('#confirm_password');

$("form span").hide();

function usernamePresent() {
  return $username.val() === $empety;
function isPasswordValid() {
  return $password.val().length > 8;
function arePasswordsMatching() {
  return $password.val() === $confirmPassword.val();
function canSubmit() {
  return isPasswordValid() && arePasswordsMatching() && usernamePresent();

function passwordEvent() {
  if(isPasswordValid()) {
  } else {

function confirmPasswordEvent () {
  if(arePasswordsMatching()) {
  } else {

function enableSubmitEvent() {
  $('#submit').prop('disabled', !canSubmit());


//I just add 
//&& usernamePresent();  + var empety = '';
// and function 
//function usernamePresent() {
  return $username.val() === $empety;

2 Answers

Hi Edgar,

You want to check that the username is not empty.

return $username.val() !== $empety;

Also, it would make your code more readable to check against an empty string rather than using a variable to store an empty string.

return $username.val() !== '';

I'm sorry but I forgot that there was more code to this.

I don't think adding username validation was covered in the videos but it's covered in the next code challenge. So you'll want to look over that code and see what has been added.

For now, you'll need to add the keyup event to the username field.


This way you can run the canSubmit function after you've types something in the username field.

More is added to this in the code challenge so look that over and compare to your code in order to fully implement the username validation.

Hi Jason, But it's not working, button is disable.

Its working but only after few 'enter' press on active username input