Dot notation error (for

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I have already passed this challenge so my question is not about my code but about the hints given. Why does dot notation fail here?

  **Your code so far**

function countOnline(usersObj) {
// Only change code below this line

// Only change code above this line
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User Agent is: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 10.0; Win64; x64) AppleWebKit/537.36 (KHTML, like Gecko) Chrome/92.0.4515.159 Safari/537.36

Challenge: Iterate Through the Keys of an Object with a for…in Statement

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Can you show the failing code?

I did not try it myself but the hint for the challenge was saying that the following code would not work :

for (let user in obj) {
  if ( === true) {
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Imagine that username is a string “john”. ← will work nicely
Now imagine that username is a string “john jr”
obj.john ← this will throw an error because of a space.
JS will try to look for obj.john and then for

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This works if obj has the property user, but it doesn’t. You want to use the string contained in user not use itself.

Say we have a user==="John". obj.user is looking for a property called user, butobj[user]===obj["John"] which is what we want.

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