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Descriptions of Java, JScript, and JavaScript

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This article provides brief descriptions of Java, JavaScript, and JScript. For more information about Java, please see the following Microsoft web site:For more information about JScript and JavaScript, please see the following Microsoft web site:
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Java

Java is an object-oriented programming language developed by SunMicrosystems. Java is a platform-independent, multi-threaded programmingenvironment designed for creating programs and applications for theInternet and Intranets.

With Java Support for Microsoft Internet Explorer, Microsoft providesJava implementation that supports running Java programs in MicrosoftInternet Explorer.

JavaScript

JavaScript is a scripting language developed by Netscape Communicationsdesigned for developing client and server Internet applications. NetscapeNavigator is designed to interpret JavaScript embedded into Web pages.JavaScript is independent of Sun Microsystem's Java language.

JScript

Microsoft JScript is an open implementation of Netscape's JavaScript.JScript is a high-performance scripting language designed to create activeonline content for the World Wide Web. JScript allows developers to linkand automate a wide variety of objects in Web pages, including ActiveXcontrols and Java programs. Microsoft Internet Explorer is designed tointerpret JScript embedded into Web pages.

The third-party products that this article discusses are manufactured by companies that are independent of Microsoft. Microsoft makes no warranty, implied or otherwise, regarding the performance or reliability of these products.
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