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!

#6 Re: Javascript and DOM

by just

Thursday January 13th, 2000 2:24 PM

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Exactly. My question is, is it Mozilla's implementation of Javascript or the DOM (as defined by the w3c) that stops older javascript functions from working.

Also, there must be a bug somewhere as at the link provided <> if you pass the mouse over the 'rollover' buttons and then scroll down and back up the coloured (or highlighted) image is shown. I'm sure this isn't the correct behaviour. (I'm pretty sure this is true, but mozilla, the nightly from a day or two ago, crashes every time I load a page now)