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Returns the <script> element whose script is currently being processed.


var curScriptElement = document.currentScript;


This example checks to see if the script is being executed asynchronously:

if (document.currentScript.async) {
  console.log("Executing asynchronously");
} else {
  console.log("Executing synchronously");

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It's important to note that this will not reference the <script> element if the code in the script is being called as a callback or event handler; it will only reference the element while it's initially being processed.

Browser compatibility

Feature Chrome Firefox (Gecko) Internet Explorer Opera Safari
Basic support 29 4.0 (2.0) ? 16
Not supported
Feature Android Chrome for Android Firefox Mobile (Gecko) IE Mobile Opera Mobile Safari Mobile
Basic support ? ? yes ? ? ?


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