In IE7 (here: http://www.webpagetest.org/result/100420_7PT1/)
you can see, that IE7 loads assets sequentially. The two JS files from the HEAD being loaded almost at the beginning.
Much later on, after some graphics, it loads further JS files from the BODY.
In IE8 (here: http://www.webpagetest.org/result/100420_7PSZ/)
you can see, that IE8 loads ALL of the JS files at the beginning. Ignoring, that most of them are referenced much later in the page, in the BODY.
(You can notify this also by the better grade for Combining JS.
Source for the site is identical for both Browsers. And Start Render is for IE7 quicker than for IE8)
Am I reading this correct? And why is IE8 doing this? Anyway to prevent IE8 from doing this?