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    jscript vs javascript

    I have used javascipt to validate user side html pages. I am now getting into server side pages and I see references to jscript as opposed to javascript. At first glance they seem to be the same. Any explanations will be appreciated
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    JScript is just microsoft's version of JavaScript.

    Most JavaScript code will work just fine in JScript. The reverse is not true, however, when it comes to client-side scripting, in which JScript (for obvious reasons - or, if they aren't so obvious, read these forums more!) will only work in Internet Explorer.
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    Yeah, JScript is just Microsoft's rip off of JavaScript, simple as that. I'd like to know what the hell the "J" stands for in "JScript"...
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    It stands for JackSomeOneElseScript JScript! JK!

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    Javascript is a copyrighted name, MS couldn't use that name without paying royalties so they coined their own name they used to refer to their implementation of the language. Since the language is an OPEN standard (ECMAScript is it's proper name) MS didn't "jack" it, heist it or any other such action. It's not valid to say they stole it since the purpose of an open standard is to allow for multiple implementations. It is valid to complain about imperfections in the implementation but since those are few and none of them were brought up here...
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