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JavaScript: Visual QuickStart Guide, Eighth Edition by Dori Smith, Tom Negrino

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A. JavaScript Genealogy and Reference

Over the course of close to two decades, JavaScript has undergone transformations since its introduction as part of Netscape Navigator 2.0. This appendix briefly discusses the different versions of JavaScript and which browsers include which version of JavaScript.

You’ll also find a JavaScript object flowchart as well as a table listing most of the JavaScript objects up to and including ECMAScript Edition 3, along with their properties, methods, and event handlers.

JavaScript Versions

The scripting language that you think of as JavaScript has several different names (depending on whose product you have) and almost a dozen different versions. Besides JavaScript, there are also JScript and ECMAScript. Here’s ...

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