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08-19-2012, 05:12 AM
I can't find how people make js,file in to small script.
I have problem with big js,file,..because is to long for my HTML,and if I put few more,it make block for my HTML.
Someone can help me explain what need to do for make small script js.file.
For exaple like that:

<script type="text/javascript" src="http://ajax.googleapis.com/ajax/libs/jquery/1.5.2/jquery.min.js"></script>


08-19-2012, 05:26 AM
do you mean putting the script externally? You can save a javascript script as it's own kind of document using the .js file extension. Then in the HTML you can put in:

<script type="text/javascript" src="your/script.js"></script>

this does the same as putting the javascript internally

08-19-2012, 04:02 PM
Thank you,..Can you explain more how do that?

08-19-2012, 04:15 PM
Use a text editor to save the script, call it 'file_name.js' where 'file_name' can be any valid file name of your choosing. Substitute the name of your external .js file for some.js in the below:

<script src="some.js" type="text/javascript"></script>

Common problems arise when:

1 ) The script file is not in the directory specified. In the above example it must be in the same directory as the page(s) that use it. Below, it can be in the scripts directory off of the root of a domain:

<script src="http://www.somedomain.com/scripts/some.js" type="text/javascript"></script>

2 ) Opening, closing and/or 'hiding' tags are left in the external file. This means that you must strip:
</script>and any of their many variations from the beginning and end of the external file.

3 ) The external call (<script src="some.js" type="text/javascript"></script>) is not inserted into the page at the correct spot. The external call must be inserted at the same place on the page where the script was/would have been.

4 ) Paths to other files (if) used by the script are no longer valid due to its location. This is only a problem if the external script is kept in a different directory than the page it was working on when it was an internal script. To correct this, use absolute paths inside the script. Absolute path examples:



5 ) Inappropriately combining two or more scripts into one external file. Usually external scripts can be combined if one knows enough about scripting to do so properly. Even then it is possible to overlook something.

A rule of thumb when testing is, if it won't work on the page, it won't work as an external file either.

One other thing, if this is a DD script or any script that requires the credit remain for legal use, include the credit in the on page call, ex (see usage terms (http://www.dynamicdrive.com/notice.htm) for more info on this, especially item 4 from the terms):

<script src="some.js" type="text/javascript">
* IFrame SSI script II- Dynamic Drive DHTML code library (http://www.dynamicdrive.com)
* Visit DynamicDrive.com for hundreds of original DHTML scripts
* This notice must stay intact for legal use

Make sure to retain all the 'decorations', as these include begin and end javascript comment delimiters, without which the script won't function.

There is also info here:


08-19-2012, 06:35 PM
Thank you John.

08-21-2012, 06:51 PM
Any external js.file which I save on my system not respond.What can be problem?

08-21-2012, 07:26 PM
Look over the list from my previous post and make sure you've followed all the steps and not committed any of the errors pointed out there.

If you're still having problems, upload the script and the page that uses it to the web and give us a link to it so we can diagnose it.

08-22-2012, 11:16 PM
Thank You John,.. above followed steps helped me, and now I got solution which I looking more then one year.
I have just one more question,..it is not important.
It is possible make external js. file with (div) for example :

<div style="background:#;margin-left:0px;">some text,../ or HTTP//:image,.....;</div>
Thank You very much.

08-22-2012, 11:41 PM
I'm not really sure what you're asking.

Do you want a div tag to import a script? (generally not possible, could be an exception via inline style behavior in at least some versions of IE)

Or do you want a script to create a div tag? (doable in a variety of ways)

Or is it something else?

08-23-2012, 03:27 AM
That was your first question ( to import a script ),..but you say no possible.No problem about that,..for me is important that you helped about js.file.Once again,..huge thanks.