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

TJ McCarty
TJ McCarty
186 Points

What am I doing wrong?

When I check work, the error sign says I didn't call an 'alert()' in the shout.js. But I did. What am I doing wrong?

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
alert("I DID IT!");

4 Answers

Nick Yoho
Nick Yoho
6,957 Points

There is an issue with the script tags

<script src="shout.js"> </script>

Hey, I notice a couple things. First, remember all the script tags should go inside the head, rather than inside the body. You might also check the formatting of your script end tag.

Nick Yoho
Nick Yoho
6,957 Points

The challenges asks for them to be in the body