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Web Technology: Theory and Practice by M. Srinivasan

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4.21 CLOSING OBSERVATIONS ON JAVASCRIPT

Despite Javascript's complexity, it is powerful and is futuristic. Javascript is different from the other languages since it is predominantly popular as a means of browser implementation and the fact of the matter is that, the web is every where and so does the browser.

4.21.1 Client Side Compatibility

Client-side JavaScript depends on the web browser. Though there are W3C standards that define how a browser is to be implemented, in practice, there are variations. There are many variations of browsers—Microsoft's IE, Mozilla, Opera, Safari and newer additions like Google's Chrome.

Since each browser can have its own vision and styles for support of the language's features, it is sometimes hard to rely on ...

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