Browsers historically have had a single HTTP Cache. This meant that if www.a.example and www.b.example both used cdn.example/jquery-1.2.1.js then JQuery would only be downloaded once. Since it’s the same resource regardless of which site initiates the download, a single shared cache is more efficient. [1] Unfortunately, a shared cache enables a privacy leak. Summary of the simplest version: I

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