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Problem with Script that Loads Last
Storyman




msg:4620597
 3:13 pm on Nov 1, 2013 (gmt 0)

On one site everything works fine when the javascript script loads just before the closing head tag.

It does not work on another site with a theme that forces a link tag (to load the favicon) appears just before the closing tag.

Could a link tag prevent the javascript from loading properly or should I be looking elsewhere for the reason the script is not working?

 

Fotiman




msg:4620599
 3:28 pm on Nov 1, 2013 (gmt 0)

What is the JavaScript doing? Is it looking for the link tag? The favicon? Placement of the script file can certainly break the script if it has dependencies that don't exist yet.

Storyman




msg:4620602
 4:00 pm on Nov 1, 2013 (gmt 0)

Fotiman,

Thank you for your response.

I'm not sure. Without the link load it works, with it the thing breaks.

<script src="http://example.com/js/balloons.js"></script>
<link rel="shortcut icon" href="http://example.com/favicon.png" />
</head>

Fotiman




msg:4620604
 4:06 pm on Nov 1, 2013 (gmt 0)

There's nothing obvious there. Would need to see the contents of balloons.js.

Storyman




msg:4620623
 4:59 pm on Nov 1, 2013 (gmt 0)

After a Duh! moment I added the link load to the working site. It works fine, so it must be another issue. Before posting the code I'm going to dig a little deeper on the site's html.

Thanks for your help, Fotiman.

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