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More details are here (Especially note Comment #4):
That issue is directly related, but the maintainer closed that one “as designed.”
I have classified this as a “major” issue because it manifests itself to end users (e.g. via a warning icon in MSIE).
This trivial patch is for 6.x-1.7. It simply checks for the existence of the jQuery object before referencing it.