Originally Posted by Old Pedant
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.
It was after that was fixed that scripts could be moved from the head to the bottom of the body with the onload event handler becoming almost obsolete. It certainly isn't a problem in IE6 or any browser more recent than that (and I don't remember it being a problem in IE5 either but may be mistaken)..