Re: META: Javascript Bugs [was Re: AOLiza]

From: Alejandro Dubrovsky (
Date: Fri Mar 23 2001 - 23:20:17 MST

* Robert J. Bradbury <> [010324 13:54]:
> I tried this and nothing happens. This seems to be a very common
> problem for me. The code seems to want to produce a javascript
> pop-up window and this doesn't work on my machine. It doesn't
> work in IE 5.5 or Netscape 4.72 (and yes I have javascript enabled).

That's very strange. do you see the red and blue lines underneath each link?

> Does anyone know whether Netscape uses Microsoft's Java and/or Javascript?
> (or the other way around)?

Neither. IE doesn't even claim to have javascript, they call it JScript and it
implements a much smaller number of functions than Netscape's. They both conform
with Ecmascript though, which is the W3C standard. And their java
implementations are completely different. Later version netscape releases (not
the Mozilla based though) shipped with a badly implemented JDK1.2 while IE stuck
with a much better implemented version conforming (with a few changes) to JDK1.1

> Is there a javascript test suite that anyone knows of that you can
> use to test these things?
> Is there any other browser available that has independent support
> for javascript?
opera, konqueror, mozilla


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