Can async and defer be Used Together on HTML Script Tag?

Find out if async and defer can be used together on a script tag

According to the official W3 spec, async and defer may be specified together, for example, like so:

<script src="myscript.js" async defer></script>

In this case, defer will serve as a fallback in older browsers that do not support async, while in modern browsers (that do support async), async will have precedence over defer. In either case, only one of the strategies will be used.

Although, both async and defer download scripts in a non-blocking way, note that the former executes the script as soon as it's downloaded while the latter executes it when the page has finished parsing (before DOMContentLoaded event is fired).


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