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cannot get a javasript alert to work in FF, but the same alert works in IE, Chrome, Opera.

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Just trying to get the below alert message to display in FF, but it won't. It works in other browsers. I checked the settngs in Options/Content and Javascript is on. This could be obvious but I can't see anything.

alert("Example message!");

Just trying to get the below alert message to display in FF, but it won't. It works in other browsers. I checked the settngs in Options/Content and Javascript is on. This could be obvious but I can't see anything. alert("Example message!");

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Try "text/javascript" for your type attribute. Firefox does not run jscript.

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How and where are you trying to run that JavaScript code?

You can no longer run JavaScript code via the location bar in Firefox 6 and later.
You can use the Scratch pad (Firefox > Web Developer > Scratchpad; Shift+F4) to run JavaScript code.

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It references a javascript file from the head tag. See code sample below. It works in other browsers without any problems.

<head>

<meta http-equiv="content-type" content="text/html; charset=UTF-8" />
<title>Example</title>
<script type="text/jscript" src="example.js"></script>

</head>

And this is the code in the javascript file: alert("Example message!");

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Try "text/javascript" for your type attribute. Firefox does not run jscript.

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Thanks, knorretje. That worked.