Sunday, September 07, 2003

A semi-useful JavaScript reference -- current to about IE 4

JavaScript Selections: Introduction - Doc JavaScript

JavaScript is a mess, a minor casualty of Microsoft's cruel and complete dismantling of Netscape [1]. It's surprisingly hard to find any useful web references, in part because the web is littered with years of JavaScript debris. Great hunks of abandoned documentation, debris across the battlefield, divert google searches.

This one is dated, but better than many.

[1] Microsoft's usual approach to destroying something is to first emulate it very well, then add extensions that take it in a different direction, then to lose interest and let entropy do its work. WebDav is a recent example of this procedure. If Microsoft were an animal, it would be a particularly calculating and effective feline. The ugly part is watching it play with its prey.

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