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[Bug 11402] One problem of todays JavaScript libraries is, that the client has to download the same library over and over again, while visiting multiple sites. One could use services like Google Libraries API for a central location, but that introduces new points of

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Date: Tue, 30 Nov 2010 22:05:49 +0000
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--- Comment #8 from Kornel Lesinski <kornel@geekhood.net> 2010-11-30 22:05:48 UTC ---
(In reply to comment #7)

> If that's the primary use, then you can make it simpler.  Just have browsers
> agree on a set of standard library names to prepackage, then use something like
> <script src="scripts/jquery-1.4.2.js" library="jquery-1.4.2"></script>
> and browsers would agree on what the exact file for "jquery-1.4.2" is, bit for
> bit.  So basically, instead of a general-purpose sharing scheme, just develop
> the notion of a standard library for JS.

Libraries simply bundled with browsers would be annoying just like outdated
browsers themselves &#8212; webmasters would again face choice between forgoing
this feature and sticking to a buggy version that was shipped with the browser
years ago.

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