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JavaScript JavaScript Basics (Retired) Storing and Tracking Information with Variables The Variable Challenge Solution

Why sometimes the <script> tag that goes in the <body> , is inside of a container <div> ? Isn't that wrong?

The html example of the section goes like this:

<body>
  <div class="container">
  <h1>The Story Maker</h1>
  <script src="story.js"></script>
  </div>
</body>

Is it correct or wrong? It's the first time I see it in a few months of studying and making some projects. Thank you in advance.

1 Answer

Jamie Reardon
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Jamie Reardon
Treehouse Project Reviewer

It isn't wrong because you can place script tags anywhere within the body element. Ideally and best practice, tags should be placed just before the closing body tag for optimal site performance in terms of speed. The reason this particular script is inside of a container is because of the way the teacher has made the script. He is using document.write which will literally place the content where the script is defined in the markup. He wanted to use a styled div container to hold all of the JavaScript content that is being written in that script. In a later course, you will see how you can target elements and dynamically change their contents without the need of placing the script in certain areas like this.

Thank you.