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This document is obsolete and applies only to Netscape Communicator 4.x. It has been replaced by the current documentation for JavaScript 1.5 which applies to Netscape 6.x, Netscape 7.x, Mozilla and all browsers based upon Gecko.

For links to all current JavaScript Documentation please see JavaScript Central.

Core JavaScript Reference

This book is a reference manual for the core JavaScript language for version 1.4. JavaScript is Netscape's cross-platform, object-based scripting language. Core JavaScript can be extended for a variety of purposes by supplementing it with additional objects.

Contents

New Features in this Release

About this Book

New Features in this Release
What You Should Already Know
JavaScript Versions
Where to Find JavaScript Information
Document Conventions

Part 1 Object Reference

Chapter 1  Objects, Methods, and Properties

Array
Boolean
Date
Function
java
JavaArray
JavaClass
JavaObject
JavaPackage
Math
netscape
Number
Object
Packages
RegExp
String
sun

Chapter 2  Top-Level Properties and Functions

escape
eval
Infinity
isFinite
isNaN
NaN
Number
parseFloat
parseInt
String
undefined
unescape

Part 2 Language Elements

Chapter 3  Statements

break
comment
continue
do...while
export
for
for...in
function
if...else
import
label
return
switch
throw
try...catch
var
while
with

Chapter 4  Operators

Assignment Operators
Comparison Operators
Using the Equality Operators
Arithmetic Operators
% (Modulus)
++ (Increment)
-- (Decrement)
- (Unary Negation)
Bitwise Operators
Bitwise Logical Operators
Bitwise Shift Operators
Logical Operators
String Operators
Special Operators
?: (Conditional operator)
, (Comma operator)
delete
in
instanceof
new
this
typeof
void

Part 3 LiveConnect Class Reference

Chapter 5  Java Classes, Constructors, and Methods

JSException
JSObject

Part 4 Appendixes

Appendix A  Reserved Words

Index


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