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!

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

by danielhill <>

Thursday January 13th, 2000 1:55 AM

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Are you using the new DOM methods and variables? You can't use the same object model as IE or NS4.

Speaking of Object Models, is there an easy to read reference to the DOM? I looked on W3C, but that was very hard to understand and IMO geared towards programmers of browsers.