Post Data with the JavaScript XMLHttpRequest Method- no response text

Tell us what’s happening:

The html is not updated with the response text. The challenge is not working

Your code so far

      var userName=document.getElementById('name').value;
      // Add your code below this line

      req=new XMLHttpRequest();"POST",url,true);
  if(req.readyState==4 && req.status==200){
      // Add your code above this line
  body {
    text-align: center;
    font-family: "Helvetica", sans-serif;
  h1 {
    font-size: 2em;
    font-weight: bold;
  .box {
    border-radius: 5px;
    background-color: #eee;
    padding: 20px 5px;
  button {
    color: white;
    background-color: #4791d0;
    border-radius: 5px;
    border: 1px solid #4791d0;
    padding: 5px 10px 8px 10px;
  button:hover {
    background-color: #0F5897;
    border: 1px solid #0F5897;
<h1>Cat Friends</h1> 
<p class="message box">
  Reply from Server will be here
  <label for="name">Your name:
    <input type="text" id="name"/>
  <button id="sendMessage">
    Send Message

Your browser information:

User Agent is: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 10.0; Win64; x64) AppleWebKit/537.36 (KHTML, like Gecko) Chrome/68.0.3440.106 Safari/537.36.

Link to the challenge:

Put this

before this

Remove “req=” and it passes the test. It won’t initiate the request with req= in front, I think the syntax may be deprecated from when the module was written.

You’re right about it passing which means that this particular exercise is really messed up.