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

From: Robert J. Bradbury (
Date: Sat Mar 24 2001 - 04:15:16 MST

I had complained about some aspects of Java not working on my machine...

On Sat, 24 Mar 2001, Alejandro Dubrovsky wrote:

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

Yep, and given how long they take to get drawn, I'm presuming
they are in some java or javascript routine...

> 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

Hmmmm, I wonder what would happen if I were to attempt to revert back
to an earlir Netscape version, I've may have a few of those around.

> > Is there any other browser available that has independent support
> > for javascript?
> >
> opera, konqueror, mozilla

I may try those, though mozilla, at least any earlier releases, I
could routinely crash so I stopped using it.

Thanks for raising my knowledge base at least a little.

Here is another question for you. Netscape composer has "special
functions" including one to draw a special popup window that allows
you to insert the "special" HTML characters (© & times; etc.).
This used to work very reliably on different machines, now it takes
*forever* (as in minutes) to pop-up the window. The machine is not
CPU overloaded and it looks like there is network traffic whenever I
try this. Is it "downloading" the JAVA that does this from the
net each time I do it and are Netscape's machines that support this
now overloaded?


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