javascript and jscript

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    javascript and jscript

    I was wondering, what is the difference btwn javascript and jscript

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    As a language, they are very similar. JavaScript is used for Web-site scripts, whilst JScript (according to is used as Windows Scripting language (to automate tasks in the current machine, rather than as part of producing a web-page).

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    I'm pretty sure that at least one of my HTML books said that
    <script language="jscript">
    <script language="javascript">
    were the same thing, though perhaps that has changed, or I am, or the book was, mistaken.

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    Jscript is Microsoft's version of javascript. Don't use it (on the web) since it's not standard.
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    ECMAScript is the standard language.
    JavaScript is the typical name for it. JavaScript also evolves in smaller steps, and mostly under the lead of Mozilla.
    JScript is Microsoft's implementation, which has lots and lots of differences.
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    thank you very much...

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