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In class I am making a tic tac toe game and have been stuck for 2 days trying to make the x's and o's appear and the assignment is due tomorrow! Here is the assignment sheet: COMPSCI20: Tic Tac Toe Assignment

Create an HTML file as shown above. The HTML file should contain the following:  a page title and link to a CSS file  a header division (with an ID) that contains text  a main division (with an ID) containing a 3x3 table of clickable buttons (with a class and each having IDs)  a footer division (with an ID) containing text Title + Links  Main + Table  Header  Footer  Create a CSS file to style the content as shown above. The CSS file should contain the following:  in the header division, define the font, background color, text alignment, and padding  in the main division, define the background color and padding  the buttons should have a defined height, width, font, background color, and border  in the footer division, define the font, background color, text alignment and padding

Create a JS file that contains two global variables: one to store the player turn (X or O) and one to store the winner. The JS file should also contain the following functions:  a Start() function that sets the player turn to start as X and the winner to null  a ChooseSquare() function that places the appropriate letter on the button clicked, disables the button clicked, and switches to other player’s turn  a CheckWin() function that checks each possible winning combination and displays a message in the footer if a player has won


What I have tried:

`<script>
var winner;
var current;
function Start()
{
  current= "x";
}
function ChooseSquare()
{
 if (document.getElementById("button1").onclick)
 {  
   document.getElementById("button1").value = "x";
   document.getElementById("button1").disabled = true;
   current = "o";
 }
 else if (document.getElementById("button2").onclick)
 {  
   document.getElementById("button2").value = "x";
   document.getElementById("button2").disabled = true;
   current = "o";
 }
 else if (document.getElementById("button3").onclick)
 {  
   document.getElementById("button3").value = "x";
   document.getElementById("button3").disabled = true;
   current = "o";
 }
 else if (document.getElementById("button4").onclick)
 {  
   document.getElementById("button4").value = "x";
   document.getElementById("button4").disabled = true;
   current = "o";
 }
  else if (document.getElementById("button5").onclick)
 {  
   document.getElementById("button5").value = "x";
   document.getElementById("button5").disabled = true;
   current = "o";
 }
 else if (document.getElementById("button6").onclick)
 {  
   document.getElementById("button6").value = "x";
   document.getElementById("button6").disabled = true;
   current = "o";
 }
 else if (document.getElementById("button7").onclick)
 {  
   document.getElementById("button7").value = "x";
   document.getElementById("button7").disabled = true;
   current = "o";
 }
 else if (document.getElementById("button8").onclick)
 {  
   document.getElementById("button8").value = "x";
   document.getElementById("button8").disabled = true;
   current = "o";
 }
 else if (document.getElementById("button9").onclick)
 {  
   document.getElementById("button9").value = "x";
   document.getElementById("button9").disabled = true;
   current = "o";
 }


 if (document.getElementById("button1").onclick)
 {  
   document.getElementById("button1").value = "o";
   document.getElementById("button1").disabled = true;
   current = "x"1;
 }
 else if (document.getElementById("button2").onclick)
 {  
   document.getElementById("button2").value = "o";
   document.getElementById("button2").disabled = true;
   current = "x";
 }
 else if (document.getElementById("button3").onclick)
 {  
   document.getElementById("button3").value = "o";
   document.getElementById("button3").disabled = true;
   current = "x";
 }
 else if (document.getElementById("button4").onclick)
 {  
   document.getElementById("button4").value = "o";
   document.getElementById("button4").disabled = true;
   current = "x";
 }
  else if (document.getElementById("button5").onclick)
 {  
   document.getElementById("button5").value = "x";
   document.getElementById("button5").disabled = true;
   current = "x";
 }
 else if (document.getElementById("button6").onclick)
 {  
   document.getElementById("button6").value = "o";
   document.getElementById("button6").disabled = true;
   current = "x";
 }
 else if (document.getElementById("button7").onclick)
 {  
   document.getElementById("button7").value = "o";
   document.getElementById("button7").disabled = true;
   current = "x";
 }
 else if (document.getElementById("button8").onclick)
 {  
   document.getElementById("button8").value = "o";
   document.getElementById("button8").disabled = true;
   current = "x";
 }
 else if (document.getElementById("button9").onclick)
 {  
   document.getElementById("button9").value = "o";
   document.getElementById("button9").disabled = true;
   current = "x";
 }
}
function CheckWin()
{
 var one = document.getElementById("button1");
 var two = document.getElementById("button2");
 var three = document.getElementById("button3");
 var four = document.getElementById("button4");
 var five = document.getElementById("button5");
 var six = document.getElementById("button6");
 var seven = document.getElementById("button7");
 var eight = document.getElementById("button8");
 var nine = document.getElementById("button9");
//x wins
  if(one=="x" && two=="x" && three=="x")
  {window.alert("player1 has won")}
  if(one=="x" && four=="x" && seven=="x")
  {window.alert("player1 has won")}
  if(one=="x" && five=="x" && nine=="x")
  {window.alert("player1 has won")}
  if(two=="x" && five=="x" && eight=="x")
  {window.alert("player1 has won")}
  if(three=="x" && six=="x" && nine=="x")
  {window.alert("player1 has won")}
  if(three=="x" && five=="x" && seven=="x")
  {window.alert("player1 has won")}
  if(four=="x" && five =="x" && six=="x")
  {window.alert("player1 has won")}
  if(seven=="x" && nine=="x" && eight=="x")
  {window.alert("player1 has won")}
//o wins
  if(one=="o" && two=="o" && three=="o")
  {window.alert("player2 has won")}
  if(one=="o" && four=="o" && seven=="o")
  {window.alert("player2 has won")}
  if(one=="o" && five=="o" && nine=="o")
  {window.alert("player2 has won")}
  if(two=="o" && five=="o" && eight=="o")
  {window.alert("player2 has won")}
  if(three=="o" && six=="o" && nine=="o")
  {window.alert("player2 has won")}
  if(three=="o" && five=="o" && seven=="o")
  {window.alert("player2 has won")}
  if(four=="o" && five =="o" && six=="o")
  {window.alert("player2 has won")}
  if(seven=="o" && nine=="o" && eight=="o")
  {window.alert("player2 has won")}
}
function reset()
{
  one.value=" "
  one.disabled=false
  two.value=" "
  two.disabled=false
  two.value=" "
  three.disabled=false
  three.value=" "
  four.disabled=false
  four.value=" "
  five.disabled=false
  five.value=" "
  six.disabled=false
  six.value=" "
  seven.disabled=false
  seven.value=" "
  eight.disabled=false
  eight.value=" "
  nine.disabled=false
  nine.disabled=false
}
</script>
<html>
<head>
<title> Tic Tac Toe </title>
<link href="https://fonts.googleapis.com/css?family=Acme|Playfair+Display&display=swap" 
rel="stylesheet">
</head>
<body onload = "Start()">

<div id = "Header">
<h1> Tic Tac Toe </h1>
</div>
<div id = "Main">
<table>
<tr> 
<td id="button1"> <input class="button"type="button"onclick ="ChooseSquare()"></td> 
<td id="button2"> <input class="button"type="button"onclick ="ChooseSquare()"></td> 
<td id="button3"> <input class="button"type="button"onclick ="ChooseSquare()"></td> 
</tr>
<tr> 
<td id="button4"> <input class="button"type="button"onclick ="ChooseSquare()"></td> 
<td id="button5"> <input class="button"type="button"onclick ="ChooseSquare()"></td> 
<td id="button6"> <input class="button"type="button"onclick ="ChooseSquare()"></td>
</tr>
<tr> 
<td id="button7"> <input class="button"type="button"onClick ="ChooseSquare()"></td>
<td id="button8"> <input class="button"type="button"onClick ="ChooseSquare()"></td> 
<td id="button9"> <input class="button"type="button"onClick ="ChooseSquare()"></td> 
</tr>
</table>
<input type="button" onClick='reset()' value="reset">
</div>
<div id="Footer" >
<p id = "foot"> Read to Play? Click on a square!</p>
</div>
</body>
</html>
<style>
#Header {
  background-color:Red;
  color:white;
  text-align:center;
  font-family:Acme, Arial, sans-serif;
  padding: 5px;
}
#Main {
  margin-left:200px;
  margin-right:100px;
  padding:0px;
  background-color:white;
}
td {
  width:30px;
  height:70px;
}
#Footer {
  background-color:grey;
  text-align:center;
  color:white;
  font-family:"Playfair Display", "Times New Roman", serif;
  padding:0px;
  font-size:20px;
}
.button {
  height:100px;
  width:100px;
  background-color:purple;
  font-family:Acme, Arial, sans-serif;
  border-color:black;
  border-width:5px;
  color:white;
  font-size:20px;
}
</style>`
Posted
Updated 20-Dec-19 0:14am
Comments
phil.o 20-Dec-19 4:49am
   
You forgot to describe the issue.

1 solution

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Solution 1

There's too much to say really. You have your script and style tags outside of the html block, you should at least put the script tag in the head element. You have a superfluous "1" in the code that can cause a compilation error and stop any js running.

current = "x"1;


Your ChooseSquare function checks

if (document.getElementById("button1").onclick)


onclick is an event handler, you are simply asking if button1 has a click event handler, which it doesn't so this will always evaluate to false. Even if it evaluated to true, the code inside sets the value of "button1" to "x" however "button1" is the row, not the button, and a row can't have a value.

After a huge list of button checks that set to x you then do the same to set to o, but the code makes no attempt to set the value to "current". There is too much duplication in your code that could be handled with functions instead.

You need to throw this code out and start again from a better, simpler design. Give each button a click event (they can all use the same function for the click event), on that click event set the value of "this" to "current" and then change the value of current to be "o" if it is "x" and "x" if it is "o"

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