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Trying to insert a script block in <head> using JQuery

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I am trying to use JQuery to insert a script block in the head part of my website but I get an unterminated string error. Here is my code:

	<script>
		$(function() {
		  
		  $("head").append("<script type='text/javascript'>alert('Hello world');</script>");
		
		});
	</script>

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When I use the IE debugger it gives the following error:
SCRIPT1015: Unterminated string constant

And it points to the start of </script>.

I tried escaping the single quotes by adding \' but it still does not work.
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OK I fixed it:

$("head").append("<script type='text/javascript'>alert('Hello world');<\/script>");

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I had to excape the /
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Forgot to escape the /.
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