Script vs Program

Tim Hammerquist tim at degree.ath.cx
Tue Dec 5 23:13:08 CET 2000


GMT, Greg Jorgensen <gregj at pobox.com> wrote:
> Actually JavaScript used to be called LiveScript, and it was the server-side
> scripting language of the Netscape LiveWire web server. Netscape renamed the
> language and decided it would be cool to enable it in the web client.
> Microsoft was still trailing Netscape at the time so they put JavaScript
> into Internet Explorer to stay compatible with Netscape.
> 

To my understanding, Netscape included "JavaScript" in its web clients,
whereas MSIE, ever stubborn, included it's own modified but similar
"JScript."  JavaScript has been standardized by ECMA.  The standard is
available http://www.ecma.ch/ under the code ECMA-262.  

-- 
-Tim Hammerquist <timmy at cpan.org>

Love is the triumph of imagination over intelligence.
	-- H. L. Mencken



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