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Mozilla, Microsoft At Odds Over Next JavaScript


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Mozilla Chief Technology Officer Brendan Eich and Microsoft's Chris Wilson are trading heated rhetoric over the proposed next version of ECMAScript, better known as JavaScript.

Microsoft is quibbling with the ECMAScript Edition 4 effort, which is supported by Mozilla, maker of the Firefox browser. "As I've frequently spoken about publicly, compatibility with the current web ecosystem -- not 'breaking the Web' -- is something we take very seriously," Wilson wrote on the Internet Explorer team blog this week. "In our opinion, a revolution in ECMAScript would be best done with an entirely new language, so we could continue supporting existing users as well as freeing the new language from constraints."

Eich is the creator of JavaScript, a programming language that has become a bedrock Internet technology, helping drive much of the rich content and information now common on the Web. Microsoft's implementation of it is known as JScript.


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Oh well, I'd say IE never liked JavaScript. I used to have this annoying problem with IE; after a couple of months' use, it would just give up on JavaScript and stop reading it. That didn't happen to me once with Netscape or Firefox.
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Strange. I never had a problem with any version of IE and JS. Mainly I had JS reporting turned off in IE's Internet Options, but even the bad JS on some sites didn't stop IE. I use NoScript extension for Firefox, so I have total control over all JS on a site.

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NoScript is an excellent tool, especially when visiting shady websites...

And that happened to me years ago when I was still using IE at home... I was quite young back then and didn't bother looking it up in Google, I just switched to Netscape :)
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