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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 is an object-oriented programming language developed by Sun Microsystems. Java is a platform-independent, multi-threaded programming environment designed for creating programs and applications for the Internet and Intranets.

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


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


Microsoft JScript is an open implementation of Netscape's JavaScript. JScript is a high-performance scripting language designed to create active online content for the World Wide Web. JScript allows developers to link and automate a wide variety of objects in Web pages, including ActiveX controls and Java programs. Microsoft Internet Explorer is designed to interpret 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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Article Info
Article ID : 154585
Revision : 11
Created on : 8/9/2007
Published on : 8/9/2007
Exists online : False
Views : 463