HTML <script> src Attribute

HTML script Tag Reference HTML <script> tag


Point to an external JavaScript file:

<script src="myscripts.js"></script>

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Definition and Usage

The src attribute specifies the URL of an external script file.

If you want to run the same JavaScript on several pages in a web site, you should create an external JavaScript file, instead of writing the same script over and over again. Save the script file with a .js extension, and then refer to it using the src attribute in the <script> tag.

Note: The external script file cannot contain the <script> tag.

Note: Point to the external script file exactly where you would have written the script.

Browser Support

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Differences Between HTML 4.01 and HTML5



<script src="URL">

Attribute Values

Value Description
URL The URL of the external script file.

Possible values:

  • An absolute URL - points to another web site (like src="")
  • A relative URL - points to a file within a web site (like src="/scripts/example.js")

HTML script Tag Reference HTML <script> tag


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