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Dave was slightly confused about Javascript, but I'm sure he understands the difference from Java.

The point about Javascript in Mozilla/Firefox is that it's the reference implementation - as Jez has pointed out, the same engine is used in a number of browsers. But that's only part of the JS story, and why it's not enough to just stick it in NetSurf. The other part is tying it to browser behaviour which is very involved (and includes DOM). Again, Mozilla should (bugs not withstanding) implement the full JS requirements.

And just to confuse the issue, there are differences in MS's implementation in IE.

This is just one of a huge list of reasons which makes writing a browser so hard.

 is a RISC OS Usermrchocky on 15/4/05 8:33PM
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