bred — 2010-04-19T08:44:26-04:00 — #1
felgall — 2010-04-19T17:40:11-04:00 — #2
paul_wilkins — 2010-04-19T17:44:29-04:00 — #3
Having the script code spread out across the document strongly impacts page loading performance, because the web browser must stop all of its loading each and every time it comes to a script block, where it has to finish loading and executing that part of the script, before the browser is allowed to carry on loading parts of the page.
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bred — 2010-04-20T03:53:25-04:00 — #4
Thank you guys for the feedback - exactly the sort of clarification I was looking for!