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linking javascript file

I am having trouble linking the js page to to the html. The js page is named scripts.js. What am I doing wrong? Here is the code: <!DOCTYPE html> <html> <head>

<meta charset="utf-8">

<title>Matt Bloomer| Designer</title> <link rel="stylesheet" href="css/style.css"> <script src="scripts.js"></script>


1 Answer

Rich Donnellan
Rich Donnellan
Treehouse Moderator 27,671 Points


In a nutshell, the script tag(s) should be placed in either the head or before the closing body tag using the following syntax:

<!-- for HTML4 and (x)HTML -->
<script type="text/javascript" src="scripts.js">


<!-- for HTML5 -->
<script src="scripts.js"></script>

Read more about it here.

ā€“ Rich

kimberly Liu
kimberly Liu
5,316 Points

...And if your js file is in another folder called js ("js/")...

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