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HTML <script> type Attribute

HTML script Tag Reference HTML <script> tag

Example

A script with the type attribute specified:

<script type="text/javascript">
document.getElementById("demo").innerHTML = "Hello JavaScript!";
</script>

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Definition and Usage

The type attribute specifies the Internet media type (formerly known as MIME type) of a script.

The type attribute identifies the content between the <script> and </script> tags.

The media type consists of two parts: one media type and one subtype. For JavaScript, the media type is "text/javascript".


Browser Support

Attribute
type Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes


Differences Between HTML 4.01 and HTML5

In HTML5, the type attribute is no longer required for JavaScript. The default value is "text/javascript".


Syntax

<script type="media_type">

Attribute Values

Value Description
media_type Specifies the Internet media type of the script.

Some common values:
  • text/javascript (this is default)
  • text/ecmascript
  • application/ecmascript
  • application/javascript

Look at IANA Media Types for a complete list of standard media types.



HTML script Tag Reference HTML <script> tag

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