Back then, frames were all the rage, and things like “switch” statements and regex support were planned but only beginning to be implemented.
Well, things are obviously better now. The language has evolved, stabilized, and there is much more expectation that core features will work anywhere.
And that’s what this guide is about, soup to nuts. It starts with a succinct programmers overview of the language and then moves into client side usage in web pages.
That’s the same basic structure as it was in previous editions, but there’s a lot of new and expanded material.
Among other things, coverage of Ajax is new in this edition.
The author apologizes for not referencing XMLHttpRequest in previous editions, explaining that it was because of lack of standards endorsement.
- David Flanagan
*Article originally published at APLawrence.com
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