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HTML <script> src Attribute

HTML script Tag Reference HTML <script> tag

Example

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

Attribute
src Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes


Differences Between HTML 4.01 and HTML5

NONE.


Syntax

<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="http://www.example.com/example.js")
  • 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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