[thelist] webtv (was disabled) javascript

Anne Thorniley anne at beerintheevening.com
Sat Apr 6 09:56:00 CST 2002

I don't know about the WebTV spec, but the standard used here in
the UK by NTL, Cable and Wireless (when they existed) and Telewest
(I think it was called something like Liberate) did support its
own version of javascript. The main difference was in the way
objects are defined - there was nothing like the W3C DOM. As far
as I remember, the most useful features of it were the table.row[x]
and column[x] properties. There was also an issue with forms
which meant that it was sometimes necessary to use the
<a href="javascript:submit()"><img></a> type method rather
than a proper input button.

Not sure how relevant all that is, last time I did this stuff
was about a year ago. Hope it's some help.


On Fri, Apr 05, 2002 at 03:31:28PM -0500, aardvark wrote:
> > A point. I'm certain that WebTV and Windows CE/IE3 *do* support
> > JavaScript and I assume Opera on the various PDA's does, too.
> the magic question --
> *if* they do (since you're making assumptions, here), to what
> extent do they support JS?

I've wasted time away
but I think that it's okay
'cause I've wasted time away with you.

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