<!DOCTYPE html>
        <link href="style.css" rel="stylesheet">
        <script src="script.js" async defer></script>
        <script src="jquery.js"></script>
        <img src="html.png">
        <img src="watch.png">

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Even though the script.js is placed in the <head> with async to be executed asynchronously, the later jquery.js blocks it. As a result, script.js could not be executed until almost onload. This example indicates that dependencies and priority should be taken carelully into consideration.

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