Interesting. I recall *YEARS* ago having trouble with MSIE (probably MSIE 4, but maybe 5) when I tried to alter the <body> before the </body> tag. Whereas putting the script after the </body> worked.
But I'll readily believe that was a "once upon a time" MSIE quirk.
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