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Definition[edit | edit source]

“ECMAScript is a scripting programming language, standardized by Ecma International in the ECMA-262 specification. The language is widely used on the web, and is often referred to as JavaScript or JScript, after the two primary implementations of the specification.” (Wikipedia), retrieved 12:49, 22 May 2007 (MEST)).

See also:

Related entries: Scripting language, AJAX, SVG, XHTML, Sharable Content Object Reference Model, ....

Short history[edit | edit source]

See the Wikipedia article for the moment ...

References[edit | edit source]

Consult for news.

Standards[edit | edit source]

  • Standard ECMA-357, ECMAScript for XML (E4X) Specification, 2nd edition (December 2005)
    • This is a new standard that isn't very much implemented yet.
Under preparation
Failed standards

Manuals[edit | edit source]

Human readable ECMAScript manuals don't seem to exist. We therefore suggest to consult JavaScript manuals, in particular

Daniel K. Schneider doesn't know how good a various implementations are. Probably none is 100% correct ECMA-357-3. On the other hand, most 2008 browsers (IE7, FF2, Opera 9, etc.) implement ECMA-357 reasonably well. The trouble is DOM, i.e. DOM level 2 and 3 HTML and XML bindings.

Overviews[edit | edit source]

Tutorials[edit | edit source]

See JavaScript links for JavaScript tutorials (lots...)

E4X[edit | edit source]

See ECMAscript for XML

  • Fremantle, Paul and Anthony Elder (1005). AJAX and scripting Web services with E4X, Part 1, IBM Works, HTML

Other links[edit | edit source]