Are you using AJAX to request files? Could you post a screenshot of your code?
Yes, using AJAX (note that in my original post I accidently wrote JSON, which is incorrect).
The thing is, in all browsers exept Chrome, the text file loads quickly. In Chrome (if the browser is cleared), the first text file requested takes a very long time to load (I have added a message to the user so they know something is loading - but it can take over 20 seconds). Note that the text file being loaded is about 1k, just a list of about 30 words. Once it's loaded, then all other text files will load at a normal speed. And if I close the game and reopen it, all text files load at a normal speed. It's just the very first file being requested at the very first time going in (in Chrome).
I understand how audio files get loaded (sounds and music), but what about .TXT files?