Re: Javascript

From: Tom Pepper Willett (
Date: 10/01/04

Date: Fri, 1 Oct 2004 10:29:30 -0500

Java and Javascript are two different things.

Java, developed under the Sun Microsystems brand, is a full-fledged
object-oriented programming language. It can be used to create standalone
applications and a special type of mini application, called an applet.
Applets are downloaded as separate files to your browser alongside an HTML
document, and provide an infinite variety of added functionality to the Web
site you are visiting. The displayed results of applets can appear to be
embedded in an HTML page (e.g., the scrolling banner message that is so
common on Java-enhanced sites), but the Java code arrives as a separate

JavaScript, developed by Netscape, is a smaller language that does not
create applets or standalone applications. In its most common form today,
JavaScript resides inside HTML documents, and can provide levels of
interactivity far beyond typically flat HTML pages -- without the need for
server-based CGI (Common Gateway Interface) programs.

"PoEt03" <> wrote in message
| bcoz window XP with service pack 2 dosen't have java u have to
| download the latest java script
| "Mac" <> wrote in message
| > Hello,
| >
| > I recently installed service pack 2 on windows XP and I now have a
| > with my javascript shortcuts.
| >
| > For example, if I go to start-run and type something like
| > javascript:window.location=""; before sp2 this would
| > of
| > opened up a browser window and brought it to google now a browser window
| > flashes on the screen quickly and disappears and a sounds is played.
| >
| > I have tried changing many of the security settings (allow scripts from
| > MyComputer, disabling pop-up blocker etc...) but nothing seems to work.
| >
| > Any ideas would be greatly appreciated
| >
| > m

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