How to load jQuery locally when CDN fails

There are couple of advantage if you load your jQuery from any CDN. Read my post about "jQuery Tip : Always load your jQuery framework from CDN". It is a good approach to always use CDN but sometimes what if the CDN is down (rare possibility though) but you never know in this world as anything can happen. So if you have loaded your jQuery from any CDN and it went down then your jQuery code will stop working and your client will start shouting.

Hang on, there is a solution for this as well. Below given jQuery code checks whether jQuery is loaded from Google CDN or not, if not then it references the jQuery.js file from your folder.
<script type="text/javascript" src=""></script>
<script type="text/javascript">
if (typeof jQuery == 'undefined')
  document.write(unescape("%3Cscript src='Scripts/jquery.1.5.1.min.js' type='text/javascript'%3E%3C/script%3E"));
It first loads the jQuery from Google CDN and then check the jQuery object. If jQuery is not loaded successfully then it will references the jQuery.js file from hard drive location. In this example, the jQuery.js is loaded from Scripts folder.

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