HTML5: How to specify the media type of the script?

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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 media 
type of the script</title><!-- Title of the document -->
</head><!-- End of head section -->
<body><!-- Start of body section -->
<p id="output">Click Me</p><!-- Define a paragraph with an id for interaction -->
<script type ="text/javascript"><!-- Start of JavaScript script with specified media type -->
function w3r(){  // Define a JavaScript function named "w3r"
console.log('This is an example of script element');  // Output a message to the browser console
var el = document.getElementById('output'); // Get the element with the id "output"
el.addEventListener("click", w3r, false); // Add a click event listener to the element, calling the "w3r" function
</script><!-- End of JavaScript script -->
</body><!-- End of body section -->
</html><!-- End of HTML document -->


  • This HTML code demonstrates how to specify the media type of a script using the type attribute within the <script> element.
  • The <script> element is used to define client-side JavaScript code.
  • The type attribute specifies the media type of the script content, which in this case is "text/javascript".
  • The text/javascript media type indicates that the content of the <script> element is JavaScript code.
  • The JavaScript code inside the <script> element defines a function named w3r() and adds a click event listener to an HTML element.
  • This example demonstrates the use of the type attribute to explicitly declare the media type of the script content, although it's not strictly necessary for JavaScript in HTML5.
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    See the Pen script-type-answer by w3resource (@w3resource) on CodePen.

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