Chapter 6. F

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Fade() A transition effect with the appearance of a dissolve between two images.
false The Boolean false value.
fdlibm A publicly available library of math functions.
FIELDSET object A field set within a form.
FIELDSET.align The alignment of the field set within its surrounding objects.
FIELDSET.margin The margin around a fieldset to separate it from its surrounding objects.
File extensions A means of determining file content by a part of its file name.
File object A special JScript object representing a file on a locally mounted drive.
File.Attributes The file-system attributes of a file.
File.Copy() A method that copies files.
File.DateCreated The creation date of the file.
File.DateLastAccessed The date that a file was last accessed.
File.DateLastModified The last modified data for a file.
File.Delete() A method that deletes files.
File.Drive The drive name that the file is stored on.
File.Move() A file move method.
File.Name The name of the file.
File.OpenAsTextStream() A means of opening the file as if it were a text stream so JScript can do I/O on it.
File.ParentFolder The parent folder that contains the file.
File.Path The path within the file system that locates the file.
File.ShortName The DOS 8.3 filename for the file.
File.ShortPath The DOS 8.3 compatible path to the file.
File.Size The size of the file.
File.Type The type of the file.
File object An object that encapsulates a file on the local file system within the server.
File() A constructor for creating new instances of the file object in an NES server.
File.byteToString() Convert a byte value into a string.
File.clearError() Reset the error property value.
File.close() Close the file that was opened with the File.open() method.
File.constructor A reference to the constructor function for this object.
File.eof() This method returns a flag indicating whether we are at the end of the file or not.
File.error() An accessor function for the error property.
File.exists() A method that returns a flag to indicate whether the file exists or not.
File.flush() Purges the output buffer to the file after some writing.
File.getLength() Returns the length of the file measured in 8 bit characters.
File.getPosition() Returns the current position in the file where the next read or write is to take place.
File.open() Opens a file for reading, writing or appending.
File.prototype The prototype for the File object which can be used to extend the interface for all File objects.
File.read() Reads a string of characters from the file.
File.readByte() Reads a single byte or character from the file.
File.readln() Reads from the current position up to the next newline character in the file.
File.setPosition() Sometimes you may need to reposition the file pointer. This method allows you to position it at exactly the right place.
File.stringToByte() Converts the first character of the string argument into a byte value.
File.write() Writes a string of data out to the file.
File.writeByte() Writes a single byte to the file.
File.writeln() Writes a string and automatically place a newline character after it in the file.
file: URL Loads a local file into a window.
Files object A collection of files belonging together in a folder.
Files.Count A count of the number of file items in the Files collection.
Files.Item() An accessor for retrieving individual File objects by name from a Files collection.
FileSystem object An object that represents an entire file system for a specific disk drive.
FileSystem.BuildPath() A method for manufacturing paths within the file system.
FileSystem.CopyFile() A method for copying files within the file system.
FileSystem.CopyFolder() A method for copying folders within the file system.
FileSystem.CreateFolder() A method for creating new folders within the file system.
FileSystem.CreateTextFile() A method for creating new empty text files within the file system.
FileSystem.DeleteFile() A method for deleting files from the file system.
FileSystem.DeleteFolder() A method for deleting folders from the file system.
FileSystem.DriveExists() A method for testing the existence of a drive.
FileSystem.Drives[] A list of all Drive objects within the file system.
FileSystem.FileExists() A means of testing for the existence of a file.
FileSystem.FolderExists() A means of testing for the existence of a folder.
FileSystem.GetAbsolutePathName() A method that returns the complete path name of a file.
FileSystem.GetBaseName() A method that returns the base name of a file.
FileSystem.GetDrive() A method that returns a drive object from the file system.
FileSystem.GetDriveName() A method to obtain the drive name of a drive within the file system.
FileSystem.GetExtensionName() A method to yield the file extension from the path name.
FileSystem.GetFile() A method to obtain a File object from a file system.
FileSystem.GetFileName() A method to extract a file name from a path.
FileSystem.GetFolder() A method to extract the folder from a path.
FileSystem.GetParentFolderName() A method to extract the parent folder from a path.
FileSystem.GetSpecialFolder() A method to yield a special folder within the file system.
FileSystem.GetTempName() A method to generate a unique temporary file name.
FileSystem.MoveFile() A method to move a file within the file system.
FileSystem.MoveFolder() A method to move a folder within the file system.
FileSystem.OpenTextFile() A method for opening text files for I/O.
FileUpload object A text field in a form for entering the name of a file to be uploaded to the server.
FileUpload.accept A list of acceptable MIME types for a file upload in a form.
FileUpload.handleEvent() Passes an event to the appropriate handler for this object.
FileUpload.select() Triggers a Select event on a FileUpload object.
FileUpload.size Returns the size of the file to be uploaded.
FileUpload.type The type of a form input element.
FileUpload.value The file name entered by the user for the file to be uploaded.
Filter A mechanism for providing display effects in MSIE.
filter - Alpha() A visual filter for controlling transparency.
filter - AlphaImageLoader() An image is displayed in the object with some additional control over how it is displayed.
filter - Barn() A transition effect with the appearance of barn doors opening or closing.
filter - BasicImage() Controls over the basic image display attributes of the containing HTML Element object.
filter - BlendTrans() A blend filter for controlling transitions.
filter - Blinds() A transition effect with the appearance of venetian blinds opening or closing.
filter - Blur() A visual filter for blurring objects.
filter - CheckerBoard() A transition effect with the appearance of chequer board blinds opening or closing.
filter - Chroma() A visual filter for chroma key effects.
filter - Compositor() As content is added to an object, it can be colored to indicate that it is changed content.
filter - DropShadow() A visual filter for creating drop shadows.
filter - Emboss() Displays the image content of the HTML element as if it were an embossed effect.
filter - Engrave() An effect that is the opposite of the embossed image appearance.
filter - Fade() A transition effect with the appearance of a dissolve between two images.
filter - FlipH() A visual filter for horizontal mirror effects.
filter - FlipV() A visual filter for vertical mirror effects.
filter - Glow() A visual filter for adding a glow effect.
filter - Gradient() A procedural definition of a gradient effect.
filter - GradientWipe() A transition effect with the appearance of a wipe with a soft edge.
filter - Grayscale() A visual filter for converting to a grayscale appearance.
filter - Inset() A diagonal wipe across the image revealing the new image.
filter - Invert() A visual filter for inverting image colors.
filter - Iris() A transition effect with the appearance of an iris opening or closing.
filter - Light() A visual filter for simulating a lighting model.
filter - Mask() A visual filter for creating a transparent mask.
filter - MaskFilter() Uses the transparent color pixels of an object into a mask.
filter - Matrix() A means of applying sophisticated rotation, translate, and scaling effects to an image using matrix transformation.
filter - MotionBlur() An enhanced motion blur artifact that replaces the older Blur() filter functionality.
filter - Pixelate() A transition effect with the appearance of a coarse pixelated dissolve.
filter - Pixelate() An effect that simulates the pixellation achieved when lowering the display resolution of an image.
filter - RadialWipe() A transition effect with the appearance of a radar display wiping round.
filter - RandomBars() A transition effect with the appearance of random bars sliding down.
filter - RandomDissolve() A transition effect with the appearance of a fine pixelated dissolve.
filter - RevealTrans() A reveal filter for controlling transitions.
filter - Shadow() A visual filter for creating a shadow.
filter - Slide() A transition effect with the appearance of one image sliding over another.
filter - Spiral() Reveals the new image with a spiral effect.
filter - Stretch() A variation on a wipe effect except that the new image appears to stretch over the old one. The old one is squashed until it disappears.
filter - Strips() Reveals new image by sliding diagonal strips across the image.
filter - Wave() A visual filter for creating ripple effects.
filter - Wheel() Reveals the new image with a rotating spoked wheel effect.
filter - XRay() A visual filter that displays only the element edges.
filter - Zigzag() Reveals the new image with a zigzag effect.
Filter object A single filter object obtained from an element's filters array.
Filter.enabled A flag indicating whether a filter is enabled.
Filters object The filters object is part of the MSIE filter mechanisms and is a special case of the collection object.
Filters.item() An item selector for accessing a single filter within the collection.
Filters.length The length of the filter collection.
final Reserved for future language enhancements.
finally ... Part of the try ... catch ... finally error-handling mechanism.
find() A means of performing a text search on the document content.
FindProxyForURL() The main function in a proxy.pac file.
FlipH() A visual filter for horizontal mirror effects.
FlipV() A visual filter for vertical mirror effects.
float Reserved for future language enhancements.
Floating constant A floating constant is a literal floating point value.
Floating point A type of number value.
Floating point arithmetic Arithmetic operations performed on floating point values.
Floating point constant A floating point value.
Flow control Redirecting the program execution away from the linear flow.
focus() Direct the keyboard and mouse focus onto the window.
Folder object A special JScript folder object.
Folder.Attributes The file system attributes of a folder.
Folder.Copy() A method to copy folders.
Folder.DateCreated The date that the folder was created.
Folder.DateLastAccessed The date that the folder was last accessed.
Folder.DateLastModified The date that the folder was last modified.
Folder.Delete() A method to delete a folder.
Folder.Drive The drive name that folder belongs to.
Folder.Files[]
Folder.IsRootFolder A flag indicating whether the folder is the root folder for the drive it lives in.
Folder.Move() A means of moving folders.
Folder.Name The name of a folder.
Folder.ParentFolder The folder containing the folder object.
Folder.Path The file-system path to the folder.
Folder.ShortName The DOS 8.3 name for the folder.
Folder.ShortPath The DOS 8.3 path to the folder.
Folder.Size The size of the folder contents.
Folder.SubFolders[] A list of sub-folders within the receiving folder object.
Folder.Type The folder object type.
Folders object A special JScript object that contains a collection of Folder objects.
Folders.Add() Add a folder to the collection.
Folders.Count Return a count of the number of Folder objects in the collection.
Folders.Item() Locate and return a reference to a specifically named Folder.
FONT object An object that represents a <FONT> tag.
FONT.color The color of text contained within a <FONT> block.
FONT.face The font face for text contained within the <FONT> block.
FONT.size The size of text contained within the <FONT> block.
for( ... ) ... An iterator mechanism - a loop construct.
for( ... in ... ) ... An iterator mechanism - a loop construct.
Form A browser page that can be filled in and submitted with user specified values.
Form element Those components that are used to construct a form document.
Form object An object representing an HTML <FORM> tag.
Form.acceptCharset The character set that the form will be prepared to accept input from.
Form.action A property that contains the submit action method for the <FORM>.
Form.elements.length The number of input elements there are in the form. This is a reflection of the Form.length property.
Form.elements[] An array containing a list of elements belonging to a form.
Form.encoding The type of encoding that the form needs to undergo during submission.
Form.enctype An alias for the Form.ecoding property as specified by DOM level 1.
Form.handleEvent() Pass an event to the appropriate handler for this object.
Form.length The number of elements in a form.
Form.method The method of submission for the form object.
Form.name This corresponds to the NAME attribute of the <FORM> tag.
Form.reset() Invoke a form reset on the field content.
Form.submit() Invoke a form submit to the server.
Form.tabIndex A control of where the form appears in the tabbing order of the page.
Form.target A target window or frame for the form response to be displayed in.
Form verification A process of checking user entered form values.
Formal Parameter List The arguments that are passed to a function when it is called.
FormArray object The FormArray object is a collection of objects referring to the Form objects for the current document.
FormArray.item() An item selector for picking items out of a collection of forms.
FormArray.length The number of forms in the form array.
FormElement object An object representing an HTML <INPUT> tag in a <FORM>.
FormElementsArray object A collection containing the input elements of a form. This is provided by adding properties to the FORM object the elements belong to.
FormElementsArray.length The number of input elements within a form.
forward() Equivalent to the user clicking on the [FORWARD] button.
frame This is another name for self and window.
Frame object An object representing an HTML <FRAME> tag.
Frame.borderColor The color of a border around a frame.
Frame.close() A redundant method that should be ignored.
Frame.defaultStatus A default status value that only applies when the mouse is in the frame.
Frame.frameBorder A control attribute for borders around frames.
Frame.height The height of a frame.
Frame.longDesc This is a URL which points at a document containing a long description of the contents of this frame.
Frame.marginHeight The vertical height of a top and bottom margin round a frame.
Frame.marginWidth The horizontal width of a margin round a frame.
Frame.name This corresponds to the NAME attribute of the <FRAME> tag.
Frame.noResize A switch to control the resize box on a frame.
Frame.parent A reference to the window (frame) that contains the frame.
Frame.scrolling A switch to control the appearance of scrollbars on a frame.
Frame.src The URL for a document contained within the frame.
Frame.top The top-level window that owns the hierarchy the current frame lives in.
FrameArray object A collection of frames within a window. Actually there is no FrameArray object type because it is implemented as a Frames object.
FrameArray.item() An item picker for accessing individual frames within a collection.
FrameArray.length The number of frame objects in a frame collection.
frameRate An indication of the frame rate for the current display.
Frames object A collection of frames belonging to a document or window.
Frames.length The number of frames in the window to which the frames array belongs. The number of inline frames in the current document.
frames[] The frames array belongs to the window object.
FRAMESET object An object that represents a <FRAMESET> tag.
FRAMESET.accessKey A key that needs to be pressed before the input object will respond to data entry.
FRAMESET.border A switching attribute that controls the border around the frames in a frame-set.
FRAMESET.borderColor An attribute controlling the color of a border around the frames in a frame-set.
FRAMESET.cols The column arrangement of frames within a frame-set.
FRAMESET.frameBorder A switching attribute for the border around individual frames within the frame-set.
FRAMESET.frameSpacing A property indicating the amount of space between frames within the frame-set.
FRAMESET.rows The row control attribute for the frame-set.
FRAMESET.tabIndex A numeric ordering of the <FRAMESET> within the parent document's tabbing sequence.
Free-format language A somewhat relaxed layout strategy for source code.
ftp: URL A request from a web browser to an ftp server to send a file.
Function The action of executing a function object's script source text.
Function arguments The parameters that are passed to a function as it is called.
Function call A means of invoking a function definition.
Function call operator ( ) The parentheses change a property into a function/method.
Function code Script source in a declared function.
Function definition The description of a function in the script source text.
Function literal A way of creating functions on the fly within your script.
Function object An object of the class "Function".
Function() A Function object constructor.
Function() A Function object constructor.
Function.apply() Uses a function object as if it belonged to another target object.
Function.arguments[] The values passed to the function when it is called.
Function.arity The number of arguments expected by a function call.
Function.call() Uses a function object as if it belonged to another target object.
Function.caller A reference to the caller of the function.
Function.Class Internal property that returns an object class.
Function.constructor A reference to a constructor object.
Function.length The number of arguments expected by a function call.
Function.prototype The prototype for the Function object that can be used to extend the interface for all Function objects.
Function.toSource() Returns a string primitive version of the function.
Function.toString() Returns a string primitive version of an object.
Function.valueOf() Returns a string primitive version of the function.
Function object properties User defined properties added to a function object.
Function property A property belonging to an object which can be called as a function.
Function prototype A description of the calling interface to a function.
Function scope The context within which the body script runs is the function scope.
function( ... ) ... The description of a function in the script source text.
Fundamental data type The basic simple native data types.
Furniture A name for the various items that form the window border.