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Rapid Application Development with Mozilla™ by Nigel McFarlane

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Chapter 5. Scripting

JavaScript is a lightweight programming language with C-like syntax that is an essential part of the Mozilla Platform. JavaScript programs, or program fragments, are called scripts. By adding scripts to XUL, read-only documents become dynamic interfaces that can do something in response to the user's commands. Writing scripts is a task for a programmer, not for a Web page author or a content provider. Mozilla applications can be developed only by a programmer.

This chapter describes the JavaScript language itself. It also provides an overview of the many services of the Mozilla Platform that are exposed ...

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