In this blog post, we explain the technical details of removing the jQuery library from GOV.UK’s public facing applications and the performance impact it had for our users.
Matt Hobbs, Head of Frontend Development at the Government Digital Service (GDS)
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- How and why we removed jQuery from GOV.UK 11 August 2022
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