jQuery Getscript Function Example

Let's have a closer look at the jQuery .getscript() function.

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The $.getScript function is an AJAX shorthand method for inserting JavaScript into the web page. This example loads in a geographical location JavaScript file which contains geo location functions we can call to access your current location (or more specifically the location of your ISP). Lets have a look at an example of the getscript jQuery function in action. Further Reading »


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Demo: Using $.getScript() to dynamically load a JavaScript file.

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The download package includes all the inline HTML, CSS, JavaScript, jQuery and images required for the .getscript() function demo so you can try it yourself and change as you please.

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<!-- Copyright 2011 jQuery4u.com -->
<!DOCTYPE html>
<title>jQuery Function Demo - jQuery4u.com</title>
    <script src="http://www.jquery4u.com/function-demos/js/jquery-1.6.4.min.js"></script>
    <script src="http://www.jquery4u.com/scripts/function-demos-script.js"></script>

    <script type="text/javascript">

    var JQFUNCS =
            /* ------------------------------ getScript Demo ------------------------------ */
                run: function(id)
                    $('#'+id).html('<img src="/function-demos/images/loading.gif" />');
                    $.getScript('http://www.geoplugin.net/javascript.gp', function()
                        $('#'+id).html("Your location is: " + geoplugin_countryName() + ", " + geoplugin_region() + ", " + geoplugin_city() + ".");

                reset: function(id)


    <style type="text/css" media="screen">
        #getscript {
            color: green;
            font-size: 24px;
            margin-top: 30px;


<p class="example">Demo: Using $.getScript() to dynamically load a JavaScript file.</p>
<p><a href="#" id="getscript-demobtn" class="demobtn btn actionr">Run Demo</a> <a href="#" id="getscript-codebtn" class="codebtn btn actionr">View Code</a> <a href="#" id="getscript-resetbtn" class="resetbtn btn actionr" style="display: none;">Reset</a></p>
<div class="demoarea" id="getscript"></div>

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