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JavaScript Introduction to Programming Basics Writing Your Program

My javascript file will not load in Chrome - "Failed to load resource: net::ERR_FILE_NOT_FOUND"

I created a local, desktop folder called "web" and it includes both exercise files: index.html and myscript.js.

The index.html file renders fine in Chrome but the myscript.js file fails to load.

Also, I created the files on a Mac using TextEdit and I noticed their might be character issues using " " marks (UTF-8).

Thanks for your help.

Hugo Paz
Hugo Paz
15,622 Points

Hi Joseph,

Could you please post your html code here.

3 Answers

Great...I'll try that.

Thanks again for your help.


That did it!

Hi Hugo,

Here is my index.html code:

<!DOCTYPE html> <html lang=“en”> <head> <title>Introduction to Programming</title> <style> html { background: #FAFAFA; font-family: sans-serif; } </style> <script src=“myscript.js”></script> </head> <body> <h1>Introduction to Programming</h1> <h2>with Javascript</h2> </body> </html>

Hugo Paz
Hugo Paz
15,622 Points

There is an issue with your quotes like you assumed. Its due to textedit being a rich text editor. Try following these steps if you want to keep using it.

I changed the settings in TextEditor, edited my files, re-saved them and I'm still having the same issue. Also, I re-saved them using TextWrangler and that didn't help, either.

Could you suggest another text editor for a Mac? Maybe, I can recreate the files in a new editor and see if that works.

Hugo Paz
Hugo Paz
15,622 Points

I use sublime 2, you can download it for free.