Script Element

Syntax

<Script>

Explanation

Script element is used to write a script for e.g. Javascript.
<script type="text/javascript"> document.write("Text") </script>
Element Specific attributes supported by this element are:
AttributeValueDescription
asyncasync The external script will be executed on its own. But need to mention the source.
deferdefer Script will be executed, when page has completed the parsing work.
typeMIME_type Denotes the MIME type of the script. But need to mention the source.
charsetcharacter_set Illustrates the character encoding utilized in external script file.
srcURL Refers to the source of the script file.

"Async" attribute has been newly launched in HTML5.

Example Code:

Result:


  • To validate the "async and type" attributes, the "src" attribute must be used compulsorily.
  • Do not add any contents inside <script>, in case "src" attribute is used.
It is available in the previous versions of HTML.
It supports both Global Attributes and Event Attributes in HTML5.

Limitations:

It is applicable to all major browsers.