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JavaScript SyntaxError – Missing ) after condition
  • Last Updated : 24 Jul, 2020

This JavaScript exception missing ) after condition occurs if there is something wrong with if condition. Parenthesis should be after the if keyword.

Message:

SyntaxError: Expected ')' (Edge)
SyntaxError: missing ) after condition (Firefox)

Error Type:

SyntaxError

Cause of Error: Somewhere in the code there is something wrong with if condition how it is written. The condition should have written within the parenthesis.

Example 1: In this example, there is a missing “)” after if keyword so the error has occurred.



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<!DOCTYPE html>
<html>
<head>
    <title>Syntax Error</title>
</head>
<body>
    <script>
        if (3 < Math.PI {
            document.write("This will not print");   
        }
    </script>
</body>
</html>

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Output(In console of Edge Browser):

Expected ')'

Example 2: In this example, there is a misuse of “is” keyword so the error has occurred. It should be “===”.

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<!DOCTYPE html>
<html>
<head>
    <title>Syntax Error</title>
</head>
<body>
    <script>
        if (someVar is true) {
            document.write("This will not print");   
        }
    </script>
</body>
</html>

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Output(In console of Edge Browser):

Expected ')' 

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