JavaScript Interview Questions and Answers Set 2

11. What is a prompt box?

A prompt box is a box which allows the user to enter input by providing a text box.  Label and box will be provided to enter the text or number.


12. What is ‘this’ keyword in JavaScript?

‘This’ keyword refers to the object from where it was called.


13. Explain the working of timers in JavaScript? Also elucidate the drawbacks of using the timer, if any?

Timers are used to execute a piece of code at a set time or also to repeat the code in a given interval of time. This is done by using the functions setTimeout, setInterval and clearInterval.

The setTimeout(function, delay) function is used to start a timer that calls a particular function after the mentioned delay. The setInterval(function, delay) function is used to repeatedly execute the given function in the mentioned delay and only halts when cancelled. The clearInterval(id) function instructs the timer to stop.

Timers are operated within a single thread, and thus events might queue up, waiting to be executed.


14. Which symbol is used for comments in Javascript?

// for Single line comments and

/*   Multi




15. What is === operator?

=== is called as strict equality operator which returns true when the two operands are having the same value without any type conversion.


16. Explain how can you submit a form using JavaScript?

To submit a form using JavaScript use document.form[0].submit();



17. How can the style/class of an element be changed?

It can be done in the following way:

document.getElementById(“myText”).style.fontSize = “20″;


document.getElementById(“myText”).className = “anyclass”;


18. Explain the difference between “==” and “===”?

“==” checks only for equality in value whereas “===” is a stricter equality test and returns false if either the value or the type of the two variables are different.


19. What would be the result of 3+2+”7″?

Since 3 and 2 are integers, they will be added numerically. And since 7 is a string, its concatenation will be done. So the result would be 57.


20. Explain how to detect the operating system on the client machine?

In order to detect the operating system on the client machine, the navigator.appVersion string (property) should be used.