Monday, June 15, 2009

JScript and JavaScript

There are a number of similar languages or I should say implementations for ECMA -262 standard. Microsoft Internet Explorer has its own implementation and they call it JScript. Other browsers (including Firefox, chrome, safari, opera) have their own implementation called JavaScript.

JavaScript can be thought of as a subset of JScript. JavaScript conforms to the standard more than JScript, what this means is that as a developer you just worry about JavaScript as most of it is supported in JScript as well. But there are some differences in both, most notably in the event handlers.

A couple of neat articles on this topic
Not Quite JavaScript

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