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

<body> <script> src="shout.js"</script></body> Returns a no "src" error code?

Lesson quiz asks to link external Javascript file within html body tags. Here is the code I wrote:

... <body>

<script> src="shout.js"</script>


The error I get is to use the "src" which is in the code? Any ideas on what I'm doing wrong?

  <meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html; charset=UTF-8">
  <title>JavaScript Basics</title>
  <script> src="shout.js"</script>
alert("Test Message");

2 Answers

Jason Anders
Jason Anders
Treehouse Moderator 145,858 Points

HI Emir,

The src="shout.js" is an attribute that needs to be a part of the script tag. Right now, you have it between the tags. So it should look like this:

  <script src="shout.js"></script>

Notice where the closing > is placed for the opening <script> tag.

Also, if this is for the first challenge, the instructions did not ask for anything to be inside of the shout.js file yet. I'm not sure if it makes a difference for this specific challenge, but most challenges will fail when you add something not asked for.

Keep Coding! :) :dizzy:

Thanks Jason! :)