Learn Regular Expressions by Building a Spam Filter - Step 26

Tell us what’s happening:

I can’t complete this exercise, I don’t know what I’m doing wrong. I have already tried several methods.

Your code so far

<!-- file: index.html -->
<!DOCTYPE html>
<html lang="en">
  <head>
    <meta charset="UTF-8" />
    <meta name="viewport" content="width=device-width" />
    <title>Learn Regular Expressions by Building a Spam Filter</title>
    <link rel="stylesheet" href="styles.css" />
  </head>

  <body>
    <header class="main-text">
      <h1 class="title">Is this Spam?</h1>
      <p class="description">
        Enter a phrase to check if it would be marked as spam or not.
      </p>
    </header>

    <main>
      <label class="message-label" for="message-input">Message: </label>
      <textarea
        placeholder="Enter message here"
        value=""
        type="text"
        name="message"
        id="message-input"
        rows="10"
        cols="40"
      ></textarea>
      <button class="btn" id="check-message-btn" type="button">
        Check message
      </button>
      <p id="result"></p>
    </main>

    <footer class="footer">&copy; freeCodeCamp</footer>
    <script src="./script.js"></script>
  </body>
</html>
/* file: styles.css */
*,
*::before,
*::after {
  box-sizing: border-box;
  margin: 0;
  padding: 0;
}

:root {
  --dark-grey: #1b1b32;
  --light-grey: #f5f6f7;
  --golden-yellow: #fecc4c;
  --yellow: #ffcc4c;
  --gold: #feac32;
  --orange: #ffac33;
  --dark-orange: #f89808;
}

body {
  background-color: var(--dark-grey);
  color: var(--light-grey);
}

body,
#message-input:placeholder-shown {
  text-align: center;
}

textarea {
  max-width: 90%;
}

.main-text {
  margin: 25px 0;
}

.title {
  font-size: 2.5rem;
}

.description {
  margin-top: 15px;
  font-size: 1.4rem;
}

.message-label {
  display: block;
  margin-bottom: 20px;
  font-size: 1.5rem;
}

#message-input:placeholder-shown,
textarea {
  font-size: 1.1rem;
}

.btn {
  display: block;
  cursor: pointer;
  width: 200px;
  margin: 10px auto;
  color: var(--dark-grey);
  background-color: var(--gold);
  background-image: linear-gradient(var(--golden-yellow), var(--orange));
  border-color: var(--gold);
  border-width: 3px;
}

.btn:hover {
  background-image: linear-gradient(var(--yellow), var(--dark-orange));
}

#result {
  font-size: 2rem;
  margin: 20px 0;
}

.footer {
  margin-top: 10px;
}
/* file: script.js */
const messageInput = document.getElementById("message-input");
const result = document.getElementById("result");
const checkMessageButton = document.getElementById("check-message-btn");

const helpRegex = /please help|assist me/i;
const dollarRegex = /[0-9]+ (?:hundred|thousand|million|billion)? dollars/i;

// User Editable Region

const freeRegex = /^|\s fr[e3][e3] m[o0]n[e3]y\s/i;

// User Editable Region


const denyList = [helpRegex, dollarRegex, freeRegex];

const isSpam = (msg) => denyList.some((regex) => regex.test(msg));

checkMessageButton.addEventListener("click", () => {
  if (messageInput.value === "") {
    alert("Please enter a message.");
    return;
  }

  result.textContent = isSpam(messageInput.value)
    ? "Oh no! This looks like a spam message."
    : "This message does not seem to contain any spam.";
  messageInput.value = "";
});

Your browser information:

El agente de usuario es: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 10.0; Win64; x64) AppleWebKit/537.36 (KHTML, like Gecko) Chrome/124.0.0.0 Safari/537.36

Challenge Information:

Learn Regular Expressions by Building a Spam Filter - Step 26

Hi @jordanny17

You need to use a non capturing group.
You used that code earlier.

Happy coding

How would it be? Because I’ve already been trying and I still can’t get it to work.

Hi @jordanny17

Please post your updated code.

Happy coding

const freeRegex = /(?:\s|^) fr[e3][e3] m[o0]n[e3]y\s/i
This would be my code, I really don’t know what else to try.

Replace your first \s character with a non-capturing group that matches \s or ^ .

that is a non capturing group. But you have a space that is being captured after the non capturing group