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Ecmascript & Javascript


Chikwado
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JavaScript was the scripting language invented for the Netscape browser. When the W3C created a formal specification for the language to be used across all browsers they named it ECMAScript.

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Same thing.

I wouldn't say that necessarily.

 

Specification can be different from implementation, and different run times can "decorate" the language specification alltogether. For example, consider these different runtimes

  1. NodeJS - JavaScript (V8, no DOM for example)
  2. Browser - JavaScipt
  3. Flash - ActionScript
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If you're learning ECMAScript then you are learning the standard that Javascript, Actionscript, etc are based on. That's still useful to know, even if the other languages don't implement the complete standard or add their own parts.

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