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Script src Property

Script Object Reference Script Object

Example

Get the character set used in an external script file:

var x = document.getElementById("myScript").charset

The result of x will be:

UTF-8

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Definition and Usage

The charset property sets or returns the value of the charset attribute of a script.

The charset attribute specifies the character encoding used in an external script file.

The charset attribute is used when the character encoding in an external script file differs from the encoding in the HTML document.

Note: The charset attribute is only for external scripts (can only be used if the src attribute is present).


Browser Support

Internet Explorer Firefox Opera Google Chrome Safari

The charset property is supported in all major browsers.


Syntax

Return the charset property:

scriptObject.charset

Set the charset property:

scriptObject.charset=charset

Property Values

Value Description
charset Specifies the character encoding of an external script file.

Some common values:

  • "ISO-8859-1" - Standard encoding for the Latin alphabet
  • "UTF-8" - Character encoding for Unicode. Compatible with ASCII

Look at our Character-sets reference for a complete list of character sets.

Technical Details

Return Value: A String, representing the URL of the external script file. Returns the entire URL, including the protocol (like http://)


Related Pages

HTML reference: HTML <script> charset attribute


Script Object Reference Script Object

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