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Returns a list of the <script> elements in the document. The returned object is an HTMLCollection.


var scriptList = document.scripts;

The returned scriptList is an HTMLCollection. You can use this just like an array to get all the elements in the list.


This example looks to see if the page has any <script> elements.

var scripts = document.scripts;

if (scripts.length) {
  alert("This page has scripts!");

Browser compatibility

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Feature Chrome Edge Firefox (Gecko) Internet Explorer Opera Safari
Basic support (Yes)(Yes) 9.0 (9.0) 4.0 (Yes) (Yes)
Feature Android Edge Firefox Mobile (Gecko) IE Mobile Opera Mobile Safari Mobile
Basic support (Yes)(Yes) 9.0 (9.0) (Yes) (Yes) (Yes)


Specification Status Comment
HTML Living Standard
The definition of 'Document.scripts' in that specification.
Living Standard  

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