Not working in the editor

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This code works , but I don’t know why it causes a Reference in fCC’s editor

Your code so far

function convertHTML(str) {
const el = document.createElement('span');
el.textContent = str
return el.innerHTML

convertHTML("Dolce & Gabbana");
convertHTML("Hamburgers < Pizza < Tacos")
convertHTML("Sixty > twelve")

Your browser information:

User Agent is: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 10.0; Win64; x64) AppleWebKit/537.36 (KHTML, like Gecko) Chrome/85.0.4183.121 Safari/537.36.

Challenge: Convert HTML Entities

Link to the challenge:

It means in the fcc editor apparently there is no document to access.

You need to write a function to replace the characters without getting the innerHTML of a dom element.

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Wow! The document object can’t be accessed. Like to tell me more about it?

I don’t know the inner workings of the fcc editor. But you don’t need to access the dom for this challenge. And although your code logs the expected string in a browser, it defeats the purpose of the challenge which is to write an algorithm that identifies certain characters in a string and replaces those characters with certain other characters.

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The JavaScript code is ran inside a webworker for the tests. Webworkers do not have access to document or window. This challenge can be solved without the need to reference the DOM.