Prototype and the Script Loader

The development branch of WordPress now bundles Prototype 1.5. A number of themes and plugins have been bundling Prototype, so we decided to make it available out-of-the-box. We also use it internally for the new autosave feature.

The development branch also has a nifty script loader from mdawaffe that makes including JS in a cacheable way very easy. For example, if you want to use Prototype in your theme, include it like so:


7 thoughts on “Prototype and the Script Loader

  1. This is great. I hope more AJAX plugins make use of this. I have 3 or 4 AJAX plugins now, all of which use slightly different versions of prototype or prototype.lite or moo.fx, so I’m forced to load all of them to avoid breaking the plugins.

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