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    Quote Originally Posted by felgall View Post
    Only because the colleges are still teaching how to write JavaScript for Netscape 4 and earlier browsers and are yet to upgrade their course to cover more modern browsers such as Internet Explorer Five.

    As long as you treat college JavaScript courses as history classes and not programming classes then the W3schools site is a perfect source of that historical information about JavaScript.

    With the many other languages the two guys cover on that site their material is a mix of programming and historical information and as long as you use a different source to work out which is which you will be able to make some use of what you learn there in programming after finishing your course - but only because the other languages have not changed as much as JavaScript has in the many years since most of those pages were last updated (two guys can only do so much in their spare time).

    JavaScript is currently undergoing yet another major transformation and will be a very different language again once IE8 dies so once that happens even more modern sites teaching JavaScript for IE5+ will need to undergo significant rewrites if they are not going to switch to being history courses.
    Correct... W3schools is for colleges now. Since the stuff is not updated for long it is not competitive with the upcoming technology and languages. But for learning basics this is the best site for freshers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by clayaaron View Post
    Correct... W3schools is for colleges now. Since the stuff is not updated for long it is not competitive with the upcoming technology and languages. But for learning basics this is the best site for freshers.
    Yes, because they should really learn the basics of a language incorrectly. Sounds smart to me.....

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    Well, based on what I heard about average college courses on web development, W3Schools is probably the perfect site for the subject matter.

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    Quote Originally Posted by VIPStephan View Post
    Well, based on what I heard about average college courses on web development, W3Schools is probably the perfect site for the subject matter.
    Presumably they have a deal with Ford to provide students taking that JavaScript course with cheap model A cars - extremely modern cars in comparison to the JavaScript.
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    Quote Originally Posted by felgall View Post
    w3schools isn't - w3schools is old and becoming more and more false as the two guys that own the site are failing to apply the hundreds of weekly updates needed to keep the site current.
    I was clearly talking about w3fools, it has been around for years already.
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    Quote Originally Posted by felgall View Post
    JavaScript is currently undergoing yet another major transformation and will be a very different language again once IE8 dies so once that happens even more modern sites teaching JavaScript for IE5+ will need to undergo significant rewrites if they are not going to switch to being history courses.
    @felgall, where can one find these proposed changes to javascript and where can you find the language in it's entirety?
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    Quote Originally Posted by sunfighter View Post
    @felgall, where can one find these proposed changes to javascript and where can you find the language in it's entirety?
    A good place to start is the draft at the Standards body - http://wiki.ecmascript.org/doku.php?...ication_drafts
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