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jquery source file, where on page?

 11:18 pm on Sep 2, 2012 (gmt 0)

I was wondering where do you place the jquery library on your site. I thought it was supposed to be in the <head> area, but now I have heard it should be at the end of the <bottom>.

Can someone please let me know what is best, and why?



 3:16 am on Sep 3, 2012 (gmt 0)

oops, I meant at the bottom of the <body>


 3:44 am on Sep 3, 2012 (gmt 0)

Putting it the end of the body apparently reduces total load time. All scripts referenced in header fully load prior to main page.


 2:04 pm on Sep 5, 2012 (gmt 0)

A <script src="url"></script> will block the downloading of other page components until the script has been fetched, compiled, and executed. It is better to call for the script as late as possible, so that the loading of images and other components will not be delayed. This can improve the perceived and actual page loading time. So it is usually best to make all <script src="url"></script> the last features before the </body>.


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