HTML <noscript> Tag


Use of the <noscript> tag:

document.write("Hello World!")
<noscript>Your browser does not support JavaScript!</noscript>
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Definition and Usage

The <noscript> tag defines an alternate content for users that have disabled scripts in their browser or have a browser that doesn't support script.

The <noscript> element can be used in both <head> and <body>.

When used inside the <head> element: <noscript> must contain only <link>, <style>, and <meta> elements.

The content inside the <noscript> element will be displayed if scripts are not supported, or are disabled in the user's browser.

Browser Support

<noscript> Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes

Tips and Notes

Tip: It is also a good practice to use the comment tag to "hide" scripts from browsers without support for client-side scripts (so they don't show them as plain text):

function displayMsg() {
  alert("Hello World!")

Differences Between HTML 4.01 and HTML5

In HTML 4.01, the <noscript> tag can only be used inside the <body> element.

In HTML5, the <noscript> tag can be used both inside <head> and <body>.

Differences Between HTML and XHTML

In XHTML, the <noscript> tag is not supported.

Global Attributes

The <noscript> tag also supports the Global Attributes in HTML.

Related Pages

HTML tutorial: HTML Scripts

Default CSS Settings