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

James Cooper
PLUS
James Cooper
Courses Plus Student 788 Points

There are two files: a web page, index.html, and a JavaScript file, shout.js. To run any programming in the shout.js fil

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.

index.html
<!DOCTYPE HTML>
<html>
<head>

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

</body>
</html>
shout.js

2 Answers

Tabatha Trahan
Tabatha Trahan
18,796 Points

Take a look at the meta element within the head of your index.html file for an example on how you should format the src attribute for the script tag. The src attribute should be located within the opening script tag, and make sure to use quotation marks around the file path name, and don't use a space between src attribute, the =, or the file path. You don't need a semicolon at the end of the path either. Unlike the meta element, you will still need the closing script tag.