The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (30 December 2018):
(Formerly "LiveScript") Netscape's simple,
cross-platform, webscripting language, only
very vaguely related to Java (which is a Sun trademark).
currently runs in only three environments - as a server-side
scripting language, as an embedded language in
server-parsed HTML, and as an embedded language run in web
browsers where it is the most important part of DHTML.
integrated with the browser Document Object Model. It is
useful for implementing enhanced forms, simple web
databasefront-ends, and navigation enhancements. It is
unusual in that the scope of variables extends throughout
the function in which they are declared rather than the
smallest enclosing block as in C.
their products supported it. Microsoft now supports a
work-alike which they call JScript. The resulting
behaves the same in all browsers. This could be attributed to
interpreted (Java runs "10x" slower than C code).
an effort to keep Microsoft from monopolising web software
as they have desktop software. Netscape and Sun have
messages and data.
See also VBScript.