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JSP Parsing Script tag

Posted on 2006-06-28
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Hello experts,

I'm writing a webapp using JSP and the Spring Framework. One of my pages makes use of a substantial amount of JavaScript code, which I'm trying to include as an external file using the <script> tag, i.e.

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

Unfortunately, this is being parsed and sent to the browser as:

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

Which breaks the content of the page (as the browser is still expecting the closing </script> tag). Does any one have a solution to get round this?

Many thanks,

Darren.
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by:runa_paathak
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There should be a more elegant solution, but this should also work. Change the line

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

to

<script language="javascript" src="...">var i = 0; </script>

:)
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TimYates earned 50 total points
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Try putting a comment in the tag:

    <script language="javascript" src="..."><!-- my cool script --></script>
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by:runa_paathak
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Anyway, your content break problem could be due to some other reason. Browsers can actually recognise empty tags like <tag/> actually.
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by:ka7ana
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Ah, sorry - totally forgot to award the points on this question. I did follow a similar method to those posted above, and so I'll split the points evenly between runa_paathak and TimYates. Additionally, I came across this method, which I have started using of late:

<![CDATA[
<script language="javascript" src="myscriptpath.js"></script>
]]>
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