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HTML script tag and element

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Description

1. HTML script element either contains a client side script or refers the URI containing a client side script (like JavaScript) in an HTML document.

2. HTML script element starts with a <script> tag and ends with </script> tag.

Syntax

<script type="Script_type" src="ScriptName"> </script> 

<script type="Script_type">Script statement</script>

Where Script_type is the type of script like text/javascript and ScriptName is the name of an external script file.

Whether both start and end tags are required

Both start and end tags are required.

Can contain

HTML script element can contain a piece of script only.

Can reside within

HTML script element can reside within the head element as well as body element of an HTML document.

Attributes

Attributes specific to this element

type, charset, defer, src.

Identifiers

Does not support.

language information and text direction

Does not support.

Title

Does not support.

Style

Does not support.

Events

HTML script element does not support event attributes.

Example of using HTML script element containing a JavaScript

<!DOCTYPE HTML PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.01//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/html4/strict.dtd">
<html>
<head profile="http://www.w3resource.com/profiles.html" >
<meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html; charset=iso-8859-1">
<title>Example of using HTML script element containing a JavaScript</title>
<script type="text/javascript">
function w3r(){
alert('This is an example of script element');
} 

</script>
</head>
<body onload="w3r()" >
<p>Example of using HTML script element containing a JavaScript</p>
</body>
</html>

Result

html script element containing a JavaScript

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HTML script tag example.

Example of using HTML script element referring an external JavaScript

JavaScript Code

function w3r(){
alert('This is an example of script element');
}

HTML Code

<!DOCTYPE HTML PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.01//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/html4/strict.dtd">
<html>
<head profile="http://www.w3resource.com/profiles.html" >
<meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html; charset=iso-8859-1">
<title>Example of using HTML script element referring an external JavaScript</title>
<script type="text/javascript" src="../../html/script/w3r.js" >
</script>
</head>
<body onload="w3r()" >
<p>Example of using HTML script element containing a JavaScript</p>
</body>
</html>

Result

html script element referring an external JavaScript

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HTML script tag example.



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