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Microsoft's javascript doc downloadable?

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is the Microsoft javascript doc downloadable?
http://msdn.microsoft.com/library/de...oriJScript.asp

or, is there some other downloadable complete javascript ref for
offline reading?

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Aug 30 '05 #1
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Xah Lee wrote:
is the Microsoft javascript doc downloadable?
http://msdn.microsoft.com/library/de...oriJScript.asp
Seems to me that is Microsoft's *JScript* reference.

or, is there some other downloadable complete javascript ref for
offline reading?


Dunno about complete, but you can try here for downloadable JavaScript
references:

<URL:http://devedge-temp.mozilla.org/central/javascript/index_en.html>

Links to the ECMAScript Language specification (ECMA-262 Edition 3) in
PDF and Word formats:

<URL:http://www.mozilla.org/js/language/>

You can also poke around Sun (who now own 'JavaScript'), but likely
everything you need is above.
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Rob
Aug 30 '05 #2

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Or this one from Sun & Netscape, which I consider much better than
Microsloth's since they co-authored the language.

http://docs.sun.com/source/816-6409-10/contents.htm

Aug 30 '05 #3

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Darkstar 3D wrote:
Or this one from Sun & Netscape, which I consider much better than
Microsloth's since they co-authored the language.

http://docs.sun.com/source/816-6409-10/contents.htm


Worth noting that reference is for v1.3, the latest is v1.5.

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Rob
Aug 30 '05 #4

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"RobG" <rg***@iinet.net.au> wrote in message
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Xah Lee wrote:
is the Microsoft javascript doc downloadable?
http://msdn.microsoft.com/library/de...oriJScript.asp


Seems to me that is Microsoft's *JScript* reference.


True... but it's quite good and applicable nonetheless.

They are VERY clear about which aspects of the language are standardized and
which are not - and link to the appropriate standards.

Really one of the best online documentation systems out there.

Jim Davis
Aug 30 '05 #5

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"Darkstar 3D" <st********@gmail.com> wrote in message
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Or this one from Sun & Netscape, which I consider much better than
Microsloth's since they co-authored the language.

http://docs.sun.com/source/816-6409-10/contents.htm


In my experience those that author something are nearly always the worst
people to document it... they assume too much. ;^)

In any case while this documentatin is good its nowhere near as capable as
the MS Library documentation (have you looked at it - it's quite
impressive).

However the documentation you've linked is much more task based which may be
prefered by some people. While the MS documentation is heavily littered
with examples it's strictly a language reference - it does little to help a
novice find the tools needed to perform a task unless they already have a
concept of the objects/features they'd need.

Jim Davis

Aug 30 '05 #6

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"Xah Lee" <xa*@xahlee.org> wrote in message
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is the Microsoft javascript doc downloadable?
http://msdn.microsoft.com/library/de...oriJScript.asp

or, is there some other downloadable complete javascript ref for
offline reading?

I still like David Flanagan's book "JavaScript the Definitive Guide" by
O'Reilly. The book is so very well-worth having in hard copy.

The book is available in an online form via the (paid) O'Reilly "Safari"
service. It's a pain, but you should be able to join, grab the book then
unsubscribe. ;^)

But if you can convince somebody else (your office for example) to pay for
Safari it's really quite a nice service... although it could be much better
(I really think that I should get online versions of my hardcopy books for
free... but I understand the logistics of that are difficult).

Jim Davis

Aug 30 '05 #7

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Hi Jim

Can you find several FREE JavaScript online books on

http://2020ok.com/3617.htm

Aug 31 '05 #8

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That link has been in my favorites for sometime, didn't realize it was
that old!

http://devedge-temp.mozilla.org/libr...eGuideJS15.zip

There is the new one.

Aug 31 '05 #9

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Sure...

install the scripting documentation,
then you have a chm file in the installed path,
copy it, trash it, re-compile it or print it 7000 copies :)

good luck

the link:
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/d...displaylang=en

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is the Microsoft javascript doc downloadable?
http://msdn.microsoft.com/library/de...oriJScript.asp

or, is there some other downloadable complete javascript ref for
offline reading?

Xah
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? http://xahlee.org/
Sep 5 '05 #10

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