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HTML noscript Tag

Reading time 2 min
Published Jun 29, 2017
Updated Oct 2, 2019

HTML noscript: Main Tips

  • HTML noscript tags surround replacement HTML content.
  • The user sees it if their browser has no scripting support or it is turned off. Otherwise, it will not be displayed.
  • HTML noscript tag can be used together with <script>.
  • There are no tag-specific attributes.

What Is noscript

What does the noscript tag do? It indicates that the specified content will only be shown to the user if their browser does not support scripting (temporarily or at all):

Example
<noscript>JavaScript is not supported by your browser.</noscript>

If you are using HTML5 or a newer version, you can place HTML noscript element in either <head> or <body>. Older HTML versions only offer the latter option.

Note: if you're using HTML noscript tags within the <head> element, it can contain <link>, <style>, and <meta> elements.

Mostly Used noscript Tag Attributes

As you learn how to use noscript, you must remember it has no tag-specific attributes. However, it supports all the global ones. The four of them that get used the most often are accesskey, id, title and translate.

id sets a unique ID for an HTML element:

Example
<noscript id="txt5">5</noscript>

title defines extra information about an element:

Example
<noscript title="Learn Online">https://www.bitdegree.org</noscript>

accesskey defines a shortcut key to activate or focus an element:

Example
<noscript accesskey="L">
  <a href="https://www.bitdegree.org">Learn Online</a>
</noscript>

translate defines whether the content needs to be translated:

Example
<noscript translate="no">Please upgrade your browser to a newer version.</noscript>

Browser Support

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Chrome
All
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Edge
All
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Firefox
1+
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IE
All
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Opera
All
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Safari
All

Mobile Browser Support

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Chrome
All
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Firefox
4+
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Opera
All
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Safari
All