A cross-platform, Web-based scripting language that will allow a lay person to author HTML pages that use Java applets, objects, and classes without having to know how to program in Java. It can also be used to build stand-alone applications that can run on either clients or servers. JavaScript is being developed by Netscape and Sun Microsystems and is supported by approximately twenty-five other companies in competition with Microsoft's OLE and OCX's optimized for the Internet. See Java, applet, OLE, OCX and Blackbird. See Web, HTML, and application in the hard copy dictionary.

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