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Creating while Loop Statements

There are other loops besides the for loop in JavaScript, such as the while loop. The while loop tests a condition each time the loop is executed. If the condition is true, it executes the code in the loop. Here's what this loop looks like in outline:

while (condition){
    code
}

For example, here's how you write the example we used in the discussion of for loops as a while loop:

Listing . ch06_09.html
 
<HTML>
     <HEAD>
        <TITLE>
            Using the while Statement
        </TITLE>
    </HEAD>

    <BODY>
        <CENTER>
            <H1>
                Using the while Statement
            </H1>
        </CENTER>

        <SCRIPT LANGUAGE = "JavaScript">
            var loopIndex = 0
					while(loopIndex < 10){
					loopIndex++
					document.writeln("The loop index value is " +
					loopIndex + "<BR>")
					}
        </SCRIPT>
    </BODY>
</HTML>

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