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  • proper n. The name originally proposed for JavaScript.


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  • The language was originally named "LiveScript" but was renamed in a co-marketing deal between Netscape and Sun, in exchange for Netscape bundling Sun's Java runtime with their then-dominant browser. Latest 15 Tutorials

  • Well, then came Java Applets and LiveScript/JavaScript and more image formats, and the bell rang in business headquarters, that maybe you could do business in this ARPA/DARPA thingy.

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  • It's also been noted that the name came, almost as a joke, due to the rivalry between LiveScript and Java for client-side scripting.

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  • While it was originally called Mocha, and then LiveScript, it was later changed to JavaScript.

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  • Well, actually, it has been around a long time; classic ASP, Netscape's LiveScript, and Obtree have been around for 10 years or more.

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  • I can't find any sign of some of the really interesting stuff from days gone by. (e.g. LiveScript - a technology that was before its time and thus under-implemented compared to what it could have been used for.)



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