JavaScript: How Did We Get Here?
Subject:   Who Moves Javascript Forward?
Date:   2001-04-07 16:05:34
From:   derrick
Response to: Who Moves Javascript Forward?

Short of having browsers so capable that we can replace the need for these types of scripts all together, I'm interested in the component approach to JavaScript too.

For example, one thing I like about Java is the Virtual Machine component. When using IE 5 on the Mac, I can choose between Apple's VM, or Microsoft's version. At this point, I think Apple's delivers better performance, and I like having the option to use that VM without having to switch to another browser.

I would like that same sort of option for JavaScript. But as Dale pointed out in his previous note, no one really seems to "own" JavaScript these days.