Welcome to the Treehouse Community

The Treehouse Community is a meeting place for developers, designers, and programmers of all backgrounds and skill levels to get support. Collaborate here on code errors or bugs that you need feedback on, or asking for an extra set of eyes on your latest project. Join thousands of Treehouse students and alumni in the community today. (Note: Only Treehouse students can comment or ask questions, but non-students are welcome to browse our conversations.)

Looking to learn something new?

Treehouse offers a seven day free trial for new students. Get access to thousands of hours of content and a supportive community. Start your free trial today.

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

Stuck!

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

What is is that is wrong in my code?

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

1 Answer

Hey 925, you will be relieved to find out that the only problem with your code is syntactical--that means it likely isn't a problem with your understanding, just your execution. What you have is <script> <script src="shout.js"> </script> and what you want is <script src="shout.js"></script>. Spot the difference? You have '<script>' just before, and that is likely screwing up how the browser is interpreting the code.

Optionally, you can also include the attribute type="text/javascript" in your script tag. I recommend it. It lets the browser know exactly what sort of code you're running. Happy coding!