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Problem with Script that Loads Last
Storyman

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Msg#: 4620595 posted 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

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Msg#: 4620595 posted 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

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Msg#: 4620595 posted 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

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Msg#: 4620595 posted 4:06 pm on Nov 1, 2013 (gmt 0)

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

Storyman

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Msg#: 4620595 posted 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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