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!

#2 Re: What's the story with old-school Javascript st

by ERICmurphy <>

Wednesday January 12th, 2000 11:30 PM

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I feel your frustration, but a lot a Javascript out there is not compatible with the newer standards.

I am not sure what effect specifying the version of the Javascript code you are using in your HTML will have, but it might turn on some backward compatibility features.

Give it a try... you never know.