Notes for David Flanagan JavaScript: The Definitive Guide, sixth edition

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JavaScript not name of standardized version of language, and a trademark so kind of depraved to use anyway, as if Oracle licensed our very languages to us, though European Computer Manufacturers Association version version number also has a contingent, corporate versus more noble origmin.

(2) JavaScript was created at Netscape in the early days of the Web, and technically, “Javascript” is a trademark licensed from Sun Microsystems (now Oracle) used to describe Netscape’s (now Mozilla’s) implementation of the language. Netscape submitted the language for standardization to ECMA—the European Computer Manufacturer’s Association—and because of trademark issues, the standardized versino of the language was stuck with the awkward name “ECMAScript.” For the same trademark reasons, Microsoft’s version of the language is formally known as “Jscript.” In particular, just about everyone calls the language JavaScript. This book uses the name “ECMAScript” only to refer to the language standard.

Flanagan, David. JavaScript: The Definitive Guide, sixth edition. Sebastopol, CA: O’Reilly. 2011. Print.