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Re: Where to send people for differences between JavaScript and Java

It's up to us to educate users.  It will continue to be confusing for many
people for a while, as JavaScript is still pretty new.  We have to take the
good with the bad -- when it was called LiveScript, no one cared about it.
What difference a little java makes!

Java is a full-fledged object oriented programming language, and is meant to
to create Internet applications.  JavaScript is a user-level scripting
language (like a macro language in a word processor), and is meant to
augment the HTML content of Web pages.  You can create stand-alone programs
with Java; you cannot with JavaScript.  You can also think of Java as a
"programmer's language" and JavaScript as a "user's language."  

-- Gordon

At 10:40 PM 3/7/96 -0600, you wrote:
>On my pages, I keep getting users calling it Java when its JavaScript. Its
>kind of a pet peeve to me. I don't know Java so I don't know the
>differences between the two. My guess is that many people also would like
>to know more of the differences...is there a website set up that
>distinguishes the two in laymen's terms? I know the JavaScript docs have a
>table outlining some differences but what about in laymen's terms?

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