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JavaScript JavaScript Basics (Retired) Introducing JavaScript Where Does JavaScript Go?

Dennis Oliphant Jr
Dennis Oliphant Jr
2,751 Points

My Javascript is not opening in order.

at the last part of the video, Dave's javascript opened as followed:

  1. alert box opens
  2. header text displays
  3. Second alert box.

with my code the two alerts open then header text is displayed. see code below.

<!DOCTYPE html> <html lang="en"> <head> <meta charset="utf-8"> <link rel="stylesheet" href="css/main.css"> <title>JavaScript Basics</title> <script> alert("Here's another message from Threehouse"); </script> </head> <body> <div class="container"> <h1>Where to place your JavaScript code.</h1> </div> <script src="scripts.js"></script> </body> </html>

1 Answer

Browser behavior has changed in that regard, so it doesn't work as it used to do. It's normal for the page rendering to happen only after the script is finished.