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This sounds pretty simple however it didn't work for me. I have an external js file myjscript.js in /home/js. I have a mypage.htm in /home/myfile/dir1
In the mypage.htm body I need to include the external js file. I used

<script language="javascript" src="../../js/myjscript.js"></script>

When I opened the htm page in browser, it couldn't locate the js file. What's wrong here? I don't want to use absolute path. Can anyone shed some light on this?? Thank you!
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Question by:iLvChopin
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by:Zvonko
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Your example is correct. You have anywere else a typo.
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by:Zvonko
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I just simulated your example on my server and it worked!
You have a typo.
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by:iLvChopin
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I double checked and there is no typo. Again this js file was included in the body of the htm page not in between the header tag. I think the relative path is correct but the page can't find the js file.
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by:dakyd
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Zvonko's right ... the example you posted should work fine.  Try a quick test - add this as the very first line of your external js:
alert("found the external js");

If you see the alert, the file is linked properly.  If not, there's a different problem with your page.  Hope that helps.
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OK I figured out what's wrong. It is the double quotes and single quotes messed up issue cause it is within other script sentence. Thanks.
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by:Zvonko
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Typo ;-)
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by:Thogek
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Note that it's sometimes easier (and clearer) to just use the local absolute path of the script file, such as:

    <script language="javascript" src="/home/js/myjscript.js"></script>
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