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


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?

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

1 Answer

Michael Cook
Michael Cook
Full Stack JavaScript Techdegree Student 24,169 Points

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!