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script


W3C Candidate Recommendation

Summary

The script element enables dynamic script and data blocks to be included in documents. It can contain code/data directly or it can link to external sources. It is mainly used with JavaScript.


Overview Table

DOM Interface HTMLScriptElement

Standards information

Properties

The script object has these properties.

Property Description Used with inline scripts
src Retrieves the URL to an external file that contains the source code or data. No
type Sets or retrieves the MIME type for the script, the default is text/javascript. You can't use the charset attribute with this attribute. Yes
charset Sets or retrieves the script's character encoding. You can't use the type attribute with this attribute. No
language Sets or retrieves the programming language for the associated scripting engine. Depracated, use type instead. Yes
defer Sets or retrieves the whether or not the script will be loaded asynchronously and executed synchronously. No
async Sets or retrieves the whether or not the script will be loaded asynchronously and executed asynchronously. No
crossorigin Sets or retrieves the whether or not script error information will be revealed from the script(This is used only when scripts are being loaded from different origins). No

Examples

Loading an external script.

HTML

<script src="http://example.com/Script/Url/here.js&quot; type="text/javascript"></script>

Writing an inline script.

HTML

<script type="text/javascript">
  //Do stuff...
</script>

Notes

Code within the script block that is not contained within a function is executed immediately as the document is loaded.When the Type attribute is unset on the script object, then text/javascript is used. The order of the script objects in a document can also be important, especially if scripting event handlers are assigned to one or more elements in the document. Using async="async" didn't work in some older browser, instead async="true" was used.


Compatibility

Desktop

Feature Chrome Firefox (Gecko) Internet Explorer Opera Safari
Basic Support 1.0
1.0
Supported (when?)
Supported (when?)
1.0

Mobile

Feature Android BlackBerry Chrome for mobile Firefox Mobile (Gecko) IE Mobile Opera Mobile Opera Mini Safari Mobile
Basic Support 1.0(probably)
Supported (when?)
1.0
1.0
Supported (when?)
1.0
1.0
1.0

See also

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Other articles

<noscript> tag

Related pages (MSDN)

  • XML Data Islands

Attribution

This article contains content originally from external sources.

Portions of this content come from the Microsoft Developer Network: [Windows Internet Explorer API reference Article]