In order to rapidly load jQuery (the minified versions) file into your web page, you can download it from Google Ajax API CDN, Microsoft CDN or jQuery CDN which may speed up the loading time.
A content delivery network or content distribution network (CDN) is a system of computers containing copies of data placed at various nodes of a network. When properly designed and implemented, a CDN can improve access to the data it caches by increasing access bandwidth and redundancy and reducing access latency. Data content types often cached in CDNs include web objects, downloadable objects (media files, software, documents), applications, live streaming media, and database queries.
Below are copies of jQuery on the CDNs that are available for public use:
- 1. Google Ajax API CDN – http://ajax.googleapis.com/ajax/libs/jquery/1.6.2/jquery.min.js
- 2. Microsoft CDN – http://ajax.aspnetcdn.com/ajax/jQuery/jquery-1.6.2.min.js
- 3. jQuery CDN – http://code.jquery.com/jquery-1.6.2.min.js
Note: the current version of jQuery is 1.6.2 so when you read this post, this version may be difference.