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JavaScript JavaScript Basics (Retired) Introducing JavaScript Link to an External Script

Add required HTML to load JS file?

There are two files: a web page, index.html, and a JavaScript file, shout.js. To run any programming in the shout.js file, you first need to load it into the index.html file. Add the required HTML to load the external JavaScript file into the web page. Make sure to add your code inside the <body> of the page.

Above is the question. Can someone please explain what this means?

index.html
<!DOCTYPE HTML>
<html>
<head>
  <meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html; charset=UTF-8">
  <title>JavaScript Basics</title>
</head>
<body>

</body>
</html>
shout.js

1 Answer

Hey 925, I took a look at your profile and it looks as though you haven't spent any time learning HTML. The thing about JavaScript is that it is a programming language that was created specifically for manipulating the user end of web pages, which is made up of .html and .css files, so learning to use JavaScript, especially in the context of running it in the browser, is going to be a little confusing and tricky unless you spend a few hours learning the basics of HTML first. I highly recommend it. But don't worry, you're going to find HTML to be a cinch, guaranteed.