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Practical Web Technologies by V. Lau, P. K. Yuen

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7.1. Web programming with scripts

7.1.1. Global programming via Internet browsers

In the mid-1990s, Netscape created LiveScript, a loosely defined scripting language for its 2.0 browser. It was designed to handle forms and images. The early versions of this language were mainly dedicated to a small group of Web designers without a compiler (Java-type compiler), or without any object-oriented programming experience. In December 1995, Netscape and Sun Microsystems (the creator of the Java language) reintroduced this language under the new name JavaScript and claimed it as a complement of both HTML and Java. Java and JavaScript are primarily programming languages for Web pages. Apart from this, they are quite different. For a number of years JavaScript ...

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