Joshua Bakker Joshua Bakker - 1 year ago 217
Node.js Question

Node.JS add script tag

I am trying to create something in Node.JS. I got the server started and a request to index.html. In index.html I got this:

<!DOCTYPE html>
<html lang="en">
<meta charset="UTF-8">
<input type="text" id="name" placeholder="name">
<button id="login">Login</button>

<script src=""></script>
<script src="/scripts/main.js"></script>

In my scripts/main.js file I got this:

var socket = null;

$(document).ready(function() {

function login()
socket = io();

socket.emit('set-name', {name: $('#name').val()});

In my app.js:

app.get('/', function(req, res){
res.sendFile(__dirname + '/index.html');

app.use('/scripts', express.static(__dirname + '/scipts/'));


var app = require('express')();

However, my browser complains that main.js file isn't found... I don't have much experience with it, so how can I fix this?

This is my project structure:

Project structure

Answer Source

Replace app.use('/scripts', express.static(__dirname + '/scipts/')); with app.use('/scripts', express.static(__dirname + '/scripts/'));

For path concatenation please consider to use path.join as environment independent method.

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