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Re: Svrolling text bar

Pat McCarty writes:

 > Well, for now there are a couple of advantages of using JavaScript over
 > straight Java:
 > For one, Java requires (for now) the 32bit browser. Those of use still using
 > Win3.11 (those of us in the stone ages)
 > can only really play with JavaScript, which works with the 16bit browser as
 > well.
 > Second, Java is compiled (sort-of) and that #$@#$%ing Java development kit
 > which contains the compiler SUCKS.
 > Third, there are less steps involved in creating pages using JavaScript. You
 > just put the code right in the page and
 > reload. You don't have to recompile the Java Applet every time.
 > I do think that Java is FAR better than JavaScript for "real" applications,
 > like online demos and such, but JavaScript
 > does a pretty good job for the little things, like scrolling text and
 > opening new windows...

There is one more advantage of JavaScript - Netscape 2.0 for AIX
doesn't support Java, but supports JavaScript.