Javascript 1.5 goes Beta!

Wednesday January 12th, 2000

Javascript 1.5 has reached beta, and you can test it out in Mozilla now. You can read more about Javascript in Mozilla here, and the 1.5 announcement here. The announcement page also has links to discussions going on in the jseng newsgroup regarding some of the new features.

So, what's new? Well, some ECMA-262, revision 3 changes: Conditional function declaration, runtime errors reported as exceptions, and regular expression enhancements. Also, multiple catch clauses, getters and setters, catch keyword, and "strict" mode. Lots of info in the announcement page, so check it out!

#10 Re: Re: Re: What's the story with old-school Javas

by reboughner <>

Friday January 14th, 2000 2:28 PM

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I've got both of Goodman's books -- JS Bible 3rd Edition and Dynamic HTML: The Definitive Reference. The latter book is a good reference; I use it frequently to determine what's available in IE and Netscape. It doesn't however cover any of the W3C recommended methods and properties. For that you need to go to the site and and read the recommendations.