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asp mvc jquery from cdn with fallback to localhost

Paul Irish has some nice code for loading jquery from cdn but then falling back to localhost if it cannot be loaded from cdn. Check it out here.

For asp mvc you usually also want jquery.valdiater and possibly unobtrusive validation as well. Here is an html helper to generate html mark up that handles loading these via cdn with fallback

The helper

Usage, most likely from your layout file

And the rendered html