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10/22/12 04:51:25 (18 months ago)
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  • Ticket #22244, comment 8

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    1 @alexvorn2 The reason many WP-powered sites load jQuery in the head is ''because'' that is the default behavior and because '''they don't any better'''. That's exactly the reason why the default should be changed. [http://ucsdnews.ucsd.edu/newsrel/soc/policydefaults06.asp "Perceive the default option as a recommendation."]  
     1@alexvorn2 The reason many WP-powered sites load jQuery in the head is ''because'' that is the default behavior and because '''they don't any better'''. That's exactly the reason why the default should be changed. [http://ucsdnews.ucsd.edu/newsrel/soc/policydefaults06.asp "People perceive the default option as a recommendation."]  
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    33The performance benefits of loading scripts in the footer are [http://stackoverflow.com/a/2105394/770127 well-documented]. The only plausible reason to load jQuery in the head would be it you have a UI that relies ''entirely'' on it and you'd rather have users see a blank screen than an FOUC. Edge case.