I have a generic out of box web part page. I have added a content editor web part on that page that links to a HTML file because I want to build my own custom form via HTML.

Here is the HTML file.

<!DOCTYPE html>
        padding: 4px;
        margin: 1px;
    .field label{
        display: inline-block;
        width: 160px;
        margin-left: 5px;
    .field select{
        display: inline-block;
    <script src='https://cdnjs.cloudflare.com/ajax/libs/jquery/3.3.1/jquery.min.js'></script>

            $("#ItemTypeSelect").append(new Option('test', 'test'));

    <div class="field">
        <label>Item Type:</label>
        <select id="ItemTypeSelect" name="ItemType"></select>
    <div class="field">
        <select name="Manufacturer"></select>
    <div class="field">
        <select name="Model"></select>
    <div class="field">
        <label>Serial Number(s):</label>
        <select multiple='multiple' name="SerialNumber"></select>


On page load, my scripts are not working, and I'm not receiving any runtime errors in the console. I have also tried adding a script editor to my page and put the scripts that you see above in the script editor and they are still not working without any errors in console.

How do I get scripts to work in an HTML file or script editor for a form inside a content editor?

  • Try adding breakpoint inside document.ready() and debug. See if gets the select element properly. Commented Jan 8, 2019 at 15:52

2 Answers 2


You need to add type attribute to your script tag, like given below:

<script type="text/javascript">console.log('In.');</script>

just in case this helps anyone I also had to call use .js extension instead of .html on the linked file to get the scripts to load

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