A while loop just looks at a short comparison and repeats until the comparison is no longer True.

The while() loop

The while() loops executes a code as long as a condition is True. If the condition starts out as false, the statements won’t execute at all.

- Syntax:
while(condition){
 //code to be executed
}
Example:
<script>
var i =0;
while(i<5){
 document.write('<br /> i = '+i);
 i++;
}
</script>
- First it's declared a variable 'i' with the value of 0. The 'while' statement checks the condition (here: i<5), which it's True and permits the execution of block code inside the brackets. The 'i++' increments the value of 'i' and check again the condition. The loop will stop when the 'i' reach 5.

do ... while() loops

The do...while() loop is a variant of the while() loop. First it is executed the block of code, and then it will repeat the loop as long as the specified condition is true.

Syntax:
do {
 //code to be executed
}
while(condition)
Here is a simple example:
<script>
var x = 8;
do {
 document.write('<br> x = '+x);
 x++;
}
while(x<5)
</script>
- This example display 'x = 8'.
As you can notice, although the condition is false (x<5), the code between braces is still executed once.

Daily Test with Code Example

HTML
CSS
JavaScript
PHP-MySQL
Which tag is used to add lists into <ul> and <ol> elements?
<dt> <dd> <li>
<ul>
 <li>http://coursesweb.net/html/</li>
 <li>http://coursesweb.net/css/</li>
</ul>
Which value of the "display" property creates a block box for the content and ads a bullet marker?
block list-item inline-block
.some_class {
  display: list-item;
}
Which instruction converts a JavaScript object into a JSON string.
JSON.parse() JSON.stringify eval()
var obj = {
 "courses": ["php", "javascript", "ajax"]
};
var jsonstr = JSON.stringify(obj);
alert(jsonstr);    // {"courses":["php","javascript","ajax"]}
Indicate the PHP class used to work with HTML and XML content in PHP.
stdClass PDO DOMDocument
$strhtml = '<body><div id="dv1">CoursesWeb.net</div></body>';
$dochtml = new DOMDocument();
$dochtml->loadHTML($strhtml);
$elm = $dochtml->getElementById("dv1");
echo $elm->nodeValue;    // CoursesWeb.net
While loops

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