FAQ: Learn Handlebars - Review

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Building Interactive JavaScript Websites

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I don’t understand why the link on line 26 of the HTML index page is included. Can anyone shed light on this for me please?

I’m trying to get my head round what exactly you can do with Handlebars that you can’t do with template literals and variables. Can anyone give a real world example?


Hi Laura, I was wondering the exact same thing which is how I found the post. Then later on in the follow up project I understood what was going on.

The element on line 26 is the method we use to link the HTML file with our own JavaScript file, like we have done in earlier exercises. In this case it is named main.js and that is the file you are writing your JS code in.

The additional script elements in the head are only to create a template and to link the Handlebars library which is in a separate JavaScript file that you are not editing and do not have visible on your screen. If you click on the folder icon to the left of the index.html tab you will see it is stored in there.

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I agree. Why would I use handlebars if else to change a

when I can just use javascript to update p.innerHTML with a if statement…