Correct that you phonegap.js/cordova.js should not be included in your zip, however you do need to include it in your html file
You have to be kidding me!!!!!! I have been banging my head against the wall all morning! Thank you so much!
Should I be linking cordova.js or phonegap.js? The link should point at the root?
Either phonegap.js or cordova.js may be linked, they are both available for sourcing, and are identical. Yes they will reside at the root of your www.
I've clarified the getting started doc a bit. Sorry for the confusion.
Excellent, thank you.
Before your request came in, I had created PR #248 to update the documentation. You can ignore it now. Your own update is very clear.
Thanks again for your help.