Dan Dan - 6 months ago 14
Javascript Question

Can't append <script> element

Any idea why the piece of code below does not add the script element to the DOM?

var code = "<script></script>";
$("#someElement").append(code);

Answer

I've seen issues where some browsers don't respect some changes when you do them directly (by which I mean creating the HTML from text like you're trying with the script tag), but when you do them with built-in commands things go better. Try this:

var script = document.createElement( 'script' );
script.type = 'text/javascript';
script.src = url;
$("#someElement").append( script );

From: http://mg.to/2006/01/25/json-for-jquery