On Jan 13, 12:58 pm, "T.J. Crowder" <t...@crowdersoftware.com> wrote:
> > I usually try to eliminate as much of irrelevant prototypeism as
> > possible when creating a testcase : )
> Fair 'nuff, but I'd still use something other than inline to allow for
> browsers being difficult about the closing body tag and DOM rendering
> time.  Probably me being paranoid.  Perhaps (shock and horror) DOM0
> window.onload stuff, image loading not being an issue:
> <script type='text/javascript'>
> window.onload = function() {
>     alert('Found ' + $$('.wrapper .inner').length);});
> </script>

This is perfectly fine of course : )

> > at the time when <body> is definitely loaded
> > and parsed.
> Is it, definitely?  Within the tag?  (Serious question, you know more
> about this stuff than I do.)

AFAIK, <script> elements are loaded and parsed sequentially (just like
most if not all other elements - exception being, maybe, <meta> tag
which has "Content-Type" and so might be parsed as early as

When a <script> element (the one before closing </body> tag) is
downloaded, parsed and evaluated, all of the DOM elements before it
should be present in DOM (that includes <body> of course)

I'm far from an expert in this field, but am pretty sure this is
what's happening : )


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