Why don't browsers ship with jQuery?
This is really not so much a blog entry as it is a question... why don't browsers "ship" with jQuery and other common frameworks?
In the meantime, I hope every web developer sticks to a CDN-hosted version of these libraries. The Google Libraries API is a well-known jQuery host by now, but Microsoft also hosts a couple of libraries for you at their ASP.NET CDN. Beware though that using one of these CDN’s just for one or two requests might result in yet another DNS query upon loading your site. To me, the caching advantage is worth it.