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  Livescript, putting the "Live" back into Javascript
So, with a Livescript website, you can tell your friends or members what page you're updating and when, and they can watch the page building without refreshing the page......
The accessibility of a website, for those who can't or don't use a mouse to browse, is improved with the livescript functions as the focus does not move from a link when it is clicked.
This option is only available if Livescript is active, which you can see at the bottom left of this site.
www.livescript.co.uk   (269 words)

  The disappearing line - SunWorld - December 1995
LiveScript is included in Netscape's HTML language for its Navigator 2.0 release, which is in beta now and due to go production shortly.
LiveScript solves some of these problems by allowing you to put code on the client side that allows the browser to update a page in place, although it still doesn't allow any communication from the server back to the LiveScript program.
But because LiveScript is interpreted, you would have to send the entire source code over the network from the server to the client every time, and the browser may take a while to run the code.
sunsite.uakom.sk /sunworldonline/swol-12-1995/swol-12-cs.html   (2092 words)

The language was invented in 1995 and called LiveScript or ECMAScript by Netscape.
The reason why is because Java came on the market, and programmers all over the place saw their chance to make the Web dynamic.
The idea is that exactly the same language fizzled when it was called LiveScript and succeeded greatly when it was JavaScript, simply because it was a "Java" language.
www.mindspring.com /~jimvb/BlogArchive/2003_02_23_ablog.html   (378 words)

 WML and WMLScript
LiveScript is a programming language, which was invented to add intelligence to the browser and provide it with a full-fledged programming environment.
With Livescript, Netscape wanted to provide a facility whereby, HTML code could be interspersed with Script code.
In those days, LiveScript was still in its infancy and was unheard of in programming circles.
www.vijaymukhi.com /documents/books/wap/sec2/chap1/chap1.htm   (2776 words)

 JavaScript Tutorial: JavaScript History
JavaScript began as LiveScript, which was created by Netscape in 1995.
The concept of LiveScript was planned to be one of the features on Netscape Navigator 2.0, which was to be released in January 1996.
Initially, interest in LiveScript was mild, mostly due to a more robust Internet programming language, named Java.
www.albany.edu /~pl7644/isp361/javascripthistory.html   (329 words)

 Input   (Site not responding. Last check: )
LiveScript was born in the Netscape programming factory back in 1996.
LiveScript was originally designed to augment HTML documents.
LiveScript’s reception by Web folks was met with low interest in this new programming language.
www.adamsonhouse.com /LearningMachine/input.asp?File=L01.txt   (206 words)

 Add persistence and peer-to-peer computing to Java applets hosted by Netscape 3.0.1 - Java World
In the past, developers have used several different techniques -- cookies, CGI scripts, and LiveScript, to name a few -- to create persistence and to perform computing on the server.
LiveScript supports communications over sockets, but without a bit of fancy programming it is not able to transmit portions of a program while the program is in operation.
To do this with LiveScript (and also CGI), you would need to develop a line protocol -- a definition of how the bits and bytes move over the wire -- which is time consuming, error prone, and dangerous from a security perspective.
www.javaworld.com /javaworld/jw-05-1997/jw-05-javadev.html   (696 words)

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I've recently got hold of the latest netscape, and was (at first) very excited about the new "LiveScripts" that it supports.
The "LiveScript" that I wrote extracts ALL the history of the current netscape window.
By history I mean ALL the pages that you have visited to get to my page, it then generates a string of these and forces the Netscape client to load a URL that is a CGI script with the QUERY_STRING set to the users History.
www.cs.berkeley.edu /~daw/security/livescript   (975 words)

JavaScript is an object-oriented scripting language originally developed by Netscape Communications under the name LiveScript but then renamed to "JavaScript" and given a syntax closer to that of Sun Microsystems' Java language.
JavaScript was later standardized by ECMA under the name ECMAScript.
The change of name from LiveScript to JavaScript happened at roughly the same time Netscape was including support for Java technology in its Netscape Navigator browser.
www.ebroadcast.com.au /lookup/encyclopedia/ja/Javascript.html   (1034 words)

 SoftLookup.com - Welcome to one of the world's biggest and fastest download site. lot of shareware, freeware, ...   (Site not responding. Last check: )
JavaScript was originally called LiveScript, and was a proprietary feature of the Netscape browser.
LiveScript had a syntax based on Java, but was more concise and easier to learn.
Support for LiveScript began with version 2.0b1, released in June 1995.
www.softlookup.com /tutorial/JavaScript/ch1.asp   (5385 words)

 Directions for Java
Building an execution environment to safely handle all the myriad of tricks that programmers will throw at it is not a simple or easy task.
Access to disk, access to local and remote network services, and the ability to pull the browser to a new URL are all privileges that should be orthogonally configurable, by site, by machine, or by applet.
I could then set my browser only to run Livescripts signed by someone I know (or an agency that vets them for bugs), and only run Java with minimal trust in the absence of signatures.
www.homeport.org /~adam/java.html   (971 words)

 What is Javascript?
You can create a JavaScript program to add sound or simple animation, pre-validate a form before the user's response is sent to your company's server, search through a small database, set options based on user preferences, test the identity of the browser and much more.
LiveScript was designed from the start to augment HTML pages, and Netscape planners saw it as a tool for the average Web page designer.
At first, interest in LiveScript was muted, due to the much better press the more mature Internet programming language, Java was attracting.
www.herts.ac.uk /ltdu/technology/what_is_javascript.html   (511 words)

 JavaScript is Not Java
According to JavaScript: Past, Present and Future, the Netscape team initially considered using Java as a way to make web pages "more dynamic" but decided that Java was a better option "for buliding components and not simple, easy-to-tweak scripts".
The nice thing about LiveScript was that it was truly a scripting language, so you didn't need to compile the code and you didn't need to design classes — you just started coding.
It's one of those classic marketing mistakes that are made when the gap between the marketing people and the people who build and design the technology is too great.
www.ericgiguere.com /articles/javascript-is-not-java.html   (642 words)

 Technology For All. The answer to all your technical questions
LiveScript was designed from the start to augment HTML pages, and Netscape planners saw it as a tool for the
At first, interest in LiveScript was mild, due mostly to the frenzy surrounding a more robust Internet programming language, named Java.
Programmers flocked to Java because of its potential, at first leaving LiveScript in the cold.
www.technologyforall.com /TechForAll/JavaScript.html   (464 words)

 Java Unleashed-ch41.htm
They began working on a new scripting language that could have a place between HTML and Java, yet be powerful enough to link the two technologies together.
Because LiveScript syntax was so similar to Java’s syntax, Sun and Netscape decided to rename their new product to make it more recognizable.
The “LiveScript” name is a legacy attribute from an older version of JavaScript.
docs.rinet.ru /Junleashed/ch50.htm   (3878 words)

 Vrong Planet - JavaScript History   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The language’s first official name, LiveScript, was a reference to Netscape’s LiveWire platform, an integrated server-side environment for managing Web sites, building server applications and interfacing with databases.
In the early days, Netscape executives often said LiveScript was Java based, because it drew a lot of its basic syntax from Java.
Sun executives always bristled at this comparison, mainly because Sun had no part in the creation of LiveScript and was unsure what effect the simple scripting language would have on its more complex but infinitely more powerful Java programming language.
www.angelfire.com /id/vrong/jshistory.html   (194 words)

 JavaScript - Article from FactBug.org - the fast Wikipedia mirror site   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The language is best known for its use in websites, but is also used to enable scripting access to objects embedded in other applications.
It was originally developed by Brendan Eich of Netscape Communications under the name Mocha, then LiveScript, and finally renamed to JavaScript.
The change of name from LiveScript to JavaScript happened at roughly the time that Netscape was including support for Java technology in its Netscape Navigator web browser.
www.factbug.org /cgi-bin/a.cgi?a=9845   (2340 words)

 JavaScript - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
JavaScript is a registered trademark of Sun Microsystems, Inc. It was used under license for technology invented and implemented by Netscape Communications and current entities such as the Mozilla Foundation.
JavaScript was originally developed by Brendan Eich of Netscape under the name Mocha, later LiveScript, and finally renamed to JavaScript.
The change of name from LiveScript to JavaScript roughly coincided with Netscape adding support for Java technology in its Netscape Navigator web browser.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/LiveScript   (1841 words)

 JavaScript, the Ajax Web service client language
These days JavaScript's main claim to fame is the J in Ajax (asynchronous JavaScript and XML), but as a scripting language it has been popular for years.
The scripting language started life as "LiveScript" in Netscape Web browsers, living in the environment of the browser and manipulating the browser display.
The confusion this has caused over the years is mind-boggling since there is only a superficial similarity of syntax.
searchwebservices.techtarget.com /tip/0,289483,sid26_gci1184523,00.html   (1283 words)

 hmmm   (Site not responding. Last check: )
JavaScript wasn't actually designed by Netscape btw, they bought it from someone else when it was called LiveScript IIRC.
It's worth noting that a lot of the problems he refers to are with the HTML bindings, which is really a non-issue in the case of KJSEmbed.
LiveScript was created by Brendan Eich at Netscape.
dot.kde.org /1081347970/1081368310   (272 words)

 O'Reilly Network -- JavaScript: How Did We Get Here?   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Let's look at the history of JavaScript (née LiveScript) and take a good, hard look at where it came from -- and where it is going.
The language he created was christened "LiveScript," to reflect its dynamic nature, but was quickly (before the end of the Navigator 2.0 beta cycle) renamed JavaScript, a mistake driven by marketing that would plague web designers for years to come, as they confused the two incessantly on mailing lists and on Usenet.
Netscape and Sun jointly announced the new language on December 4, 1995, calling it a "complement" to both HTML and Java.
www.oreillynet.com /pub/a/javascript/2001/04/06/js_history.html   (2093 words)

 JavaScript: The World's Most Misunderstood Programming Language
JavaScript, aka Mocha, aka LiveScript, aka JScript, aka ECMAScript, is one of the world's most popular programming languages.
It was originally called LiveScript, but that name wasn't confusing enough.
The -Script suffix suggests that it is not a real programming language, that a scripting language is less than a programming language.
www.crockford.com /javascript/javascript.html   (882 words)

 imageData Cutting Edge Web Design and Presence Services
Java from Sun Microsystems and LiveScript from Netscape Communications Corporation are two applications programming languages that operate within the browser used by your visitors.
Java downloads an "applet" program to the user that is executed by their browser.
LiveScript offers similar potential for interactive live applications yet currently lacks the broader support of Java.
www.imagedata.com /webcu.htm   (365 words)

 EarthWeb.com: The IT Industry Portal  --  JavaScripts
To answer your questions, LiveScript is a break off of JavaScript.
I talked to the computer wizard at Susquehanna University, Bill Welliver, and he said LiveScript was the precurser to JavaScript.
He said the name JavaScript was adopted for LiveScript because the name "java" carried such power, the creators wanted to associate with it.
webdeveloper.earthweb.com /webjs/print.php/639351   (461 words)

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