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!

#19 Re: Re: Re: Re: Javascript and DOM

by gerbilpower <>

Sunday January 16th, 2000 12:12 AM

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It's obviously a debateable problem. To be able to support existing sites and prevent webmaster-frustration at the same time, or to completely discourage use of old proprietary code and make the web more consistent and much less problematic than it is now?

Not an easy answer for me, personally, I'll be satisfied either way, although I do lean more towards discouraging use of the nonstandards.