<noscript>: The Noscript element

The <noscript> HTML element defines a section of HTML to be inserted if a script type on the page is unsupported or if scripting is currently turned off in the browser.


This element only includes the global attributes.


  <!-- anchor linking to external file -->
  <a href="https://www.mozilla.org/">External Link</a>

Result with scripting enabled


Result with scripting disabled

Technical summary

Content categories Metadata content, flow content, phrasing content.
Permitted content When scripting is disabled and when it is a descendant of the <head> element: in any order, zero or more <link> elements, zero or more <style> elements, and zero or more <meta> elements.
When scripting is disabled and when it isn't a descendant of the <head> element: any transparent content, but no <noscript> element must be among its descendants.
Otherwise: flow content or phrasing content.
Tag omission None, both the starting and ending tag are mandatory.
Permitted parents Any element that accepts phrasing content, if there are no ancestor <noscript> element, or in a <head> element (but only for an HTML document), here again if there are no ancestor <noscript> element.
Implicit ARIA role No corresponding role
Permitted ARIA roles No role permitted
DOM interface HTMLElement


HTML Standard
# the-noscript-element

Browser compatibility

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