The jQuery .load() method is used to load HTML content from a URL and insert it into the selected element. However, by design, the .load() method does not execute any scripts present in the loaded content, including external JavaScript files. This behavior is intentional to prevent potential security issues that might arise from executing arbitrary scripts from external sources.

If you need to load external JavaScript files dynamically and execute them after they have been loaded, you should consider using other methods like .getScript() or creating <script> elements dynamically.

  1. Using .getScript(): The .getScript() method in jQuery is specifically designed to load and execute external JavaScript files. Here's an example of how to use it:

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    <div id="scriptContainer"></div> <script> // Load and execute the external script $.getScript('path/to/your/externalScript.js', function() { // Code to be executed after the script is loaded and executed console.log('External script loaded and executed!'); }); </script>
  2. Creating <script> Elements Dynamically: Another approach is to create a <script> element dynamically and append it to the <head> or <body> of your page. This will load and execute the external script.

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    <div id="scriptContainer"></div> <script> // Create a script element var scriptElement = document.createElement('script'); scriptElement.src = 'path/to/your/externalScript.js'; // Append the script element to the page document.head.appendChild(scriptElement); // Code to be executed after the script is loaded and executed scriptElement.onload = function() { console.log('External script loaded and executed!'); }; </script>

Both methods will load the external JavaScript file and execute it. However, keep in mind that dynamically loading and executing external scripts can have security implications, so make sure you trust the source of the scripts you are loading. Avoid loading scripts from untrusted or unknown sources to prevent potential security vulnerabilities.

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