HTML5: How to specify the URL of an external script file?

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HTML Code:

<!DOCTYPE html><!-- Define document type as HTML5 -->
<html><!-- Start of HTML document -->
<head><!-- Start of head section -->
<meta charset="utf-8"><!-- Define character encoding -->
<title>How to specify the URL of an 
external script file</title><!-- Title of the document -->
</head><!-- End of head section -->
<body><!-- Start of body section -->
SCRipt src <!-- Text indicating the purpose of including an external script -->
src="https://www.w3resource.com/html-css-exercise/basic/solution/script-src-example.js"><!-- Include an external script file with specified URL -->
</script><!-- End of script element -->
</body><!-- End of body section -->
</html><!-- End of HTML document -->


  • This HTML code demonstrates how to specify the URL of an external script file using the src attribute within the <script> element.
  • The <script> element is used to include an external JavaScript file.
  • The src attribute within the <script> element specifies the URL of the external script file, which in this case is "https://www.w3resource.com/html-css-exercise/basic/solution/script-src-example.js".
  • Including external scripts allows developers to separate JavaScript code from HTML content, making it easier to manage and maintain code.
  • External scripts can be hosted on different servers or domains, providing flexibility and scalability for web development projects.

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