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    What happened with JavaScript?


    Does anyone know why, as of version 1.4 (client side), there is no mention of the window object in the JavaScript documentation? Why, in fact, the whole "client-specific features" section is absent? Is it just that nothing about the window object has changed while the core language has been changed, and they didn't feel like repeating that part of the documentation? If that is the case, it's extremely lazy, and it would be nice if they at least mentioned it. Thanks.
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    Which JavaScript documentation are you referring to?
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    Thanks for responding, rdominy. Good question, good question. I'm referring to the official JavaScript documentation at Netscape. You can reach all of this through http://developer.netscape.com/. Actually, since my original post, while pouring over the docs, I realized that up to version 1.3 the docs are titled 'CLIENT-SIDE JAVASCRIPT DOCUMENTATION'. After v1.3, they are titled 'CORE JAVASCRIPT DOCUMENTATION'. I guess the real question is, where is the client-side JavaScript documentation for Netscape 6? What is the window object that Netscape 6 provides to JavaScript? I can't find any info on this anywhere. If anyone knows about this, please clue me in. For the time being, I am assuming the window object in NS 6 is the same as in Navigator 4.x.

    JavaScript 1.2 documentation
    JavaScript Guide
    JavaScript Reference

    CLIENT-SIDE JAVASCRIPT 1.3 DOCUMENTATION
    Client-Side JavaScript Guide
    Client-Side JavaScript Reference

    CORE JAVASCRIPT 1.4 DOCUMENTATION
    Core JavaScript Guide
    Core JavaScript Reference

    CORE JAVASCRIPT 1.5 DOCUMENTATION
    Core JavaScript Guide
    Core JavaScript Reference


    A little help here, anybody?
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    I know exactly what you mean about the Netscape documentation -- it's a mess! When I went looking for documentation on Netscape 6 about a month ago, trying to sift through what they had was no easy task. Much of what they have just points at standards documents saying, "yeah we support that". I don't think I ever found a really comprehensive guide to what exactly is in Netscape 6.

    Here are some of the more useful links/resources that I did find:

    http://javascript.about.com/cs/netscape6/

    With respect to the window object, it is supported in Netscape 6 and I don't believe there's really been much change in it from previous versions. I suppose they might have dropped some NS 4.x specific features, but I haven't really looked into it. The standard IE/NS window features seem to all be there.
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    For the time being, that's what I'm assuming, that it is the same as in 4.x, but I want to see some definitive documentation. Frankly, I don't think Netscape is going to make it. They are misguided (this can only get worse being owned by AOL), their documentation is a mess, the bug lists for their wonder browser are miles long. I'll check out your site, thanks.

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