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Jeanne Boyarsky
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I learned there was a "mobile jQuery" for the first time when reading Murach's HTML5/CSS3 book. One of the things to consider on mobile pages is using less bandwidth. However, jQuery isn't known for being small. How do you reconcile these two ends? Or is it that jQuery is cached so it becomes a non-issue.
 
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It's usually recommended to reference jQuery, mobile or otherwise, from a CDN so that there's a good chance that it's already been cached by another site. But even when not, with caching, the pain should only be felt once. And every effort is made to make jQuery as small as possible. And referencing the minified version helps as well.
 
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Bear Bibeault wrote:It's usually recommended to reference jQuery, mobile or otherwise, from a CDN so that there's a good chance that it's already been cached by another site. But even when not, with caching, the pain should only be felt once. And every effort is made to make jQuery as small as possible. And referencing the minified version helps as well.


Agreed. Referencing the library from the CDN definitely helps and like Bear explains...the only real issue is the initial load on the main page. Last time I checked the minified version of the jQuery Mobile library is only 24K. That's hardly a size to think twice about...even for mobile development.

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