Google Chrome is particular about syntax of script tags

I was tearing my hair out because my jQuery UI code was working properly with Firefox and Safari but not with Google Chrome. When I looked at the Javascript console in Google Chrome I was getting an error like this:

Uncaught TypeError: Object # has no method 'datepicker'

Because it was working in Safari and Firefox, but not in Google Chrome, and because the error message sounded like some problem in the jQuery code and/or my other Javascript I spent hours trying to troubleshoot the problem. However, in the end the problem turned out to be with my script tags to reference the jQuery libraries:

<script src="/jquery-ui-1.8.5.custom/js/jquery-1.4.2.min.js" type="text/javascript"</script>

<script src="/jquery-ui-1.8.5.custom/js/jquery-ui-1.8.5.custom.min.js" type="text/javascript"</script>

Do you see the error in my syntax? I left off the right angle bracket after the type="text/javascript". For some reason Firefox and Safari don't care about that, but Google Chrome does. To make it even odder, Google Chrome didn't give me an error about problems loading a script, but instead an error about the execution of the script.

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