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!

#15 Re: Re: What's the story with old-school Javascrip

by Tanyel <>

Friday January 14th, 2000 10:05 PM

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Why would they choose DIV instead of LAYER? LAYER seems to make much more sense to me, if the goal is to create layers of webpage elements. Were they trying to satisfy Microsoft? Am I misunderstanding the use of the LAYER and DIV tags?