Chapter 23. W

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WAP Wireless Application Protocol.
watch() Set a watch-point for a named property of an object.
Watchpoint handler The handler that is connected to a watch point has a special pre-defined API specification.
Wave() A visual filter for creating ripple effects.
.web A compiled JavaScript and HTML application for Netscape Enterprise Server.
Web browser A web browser can be used on a desktop computer, mobile device or TV set-top box to view web pages.
Web scripting Web browsers provide a host environment for client-side computation.
Web server An application that delivers web content on request from a browser.
WebTV An analogue interactive TV set-top box.
Week day A value between 0 and 6.
Wheel() Reveals the new image with a rotating wheel effect.
while( ... ) ... An iterator mechanism - a loop construct.
Whitespace White space is used to separate tokens from one another.
window The window object also known as window.window.
Window adornments Another name for the furniture that surrounds a window.
Window events Some events within the event-handling complex relate to windows and their behaviors.
Window feature list The list of available features that a window.open() method can apply.
Window furniture The various controls and scrollbars on a window border. Sometimes called window adornments or chrome.
Window object An object representing a window or frame. This object exposes methods, properties, and events associated with it to the script.
Window.alert() Present an alerting dialog box.
Window.atob() Decode some base-64 encoded data.
Window.attachEvent() A means of attaching events to windows and documents.
Window.back() A method that mimics the user clicking on the back button.
Window.blur() Send a blur event to the window object.
Window.btoa() Encode some data into base-64 form.
Window.captureEvents() Part of the Netscape Navigator event propagation complex.
Window.clearInterval() Cancel a previous setInterval() timer that caused a function to be called periodically.
Window.clearTimeout() Clear a previously established timeout function call.
Window.clientInformation This is another more appropriate name for the navigator object.
Window.clipboardData An object containing data that represents the contents of the clipboard.
Window.close() This will close the window.
Window.closed A property value that is true if the window is closed.
Window.confirm() Present a confirmation dialog box.
Window.crypto A reference to a Crypto object for security encoding.
Window.defaultStatus A property containing the text displayed in the status bar.
Window.detachEvent() A means of detaching events from windows and documents that were previously attached with the attachEvent() method.
Window.dialogArguments The arguments passed to a model dialog in a showModalDialog() call.
Window.dialogHeight The height of a modal or modeless dialog window.
Window.dialogLeft The left edge of a modal or modeless dialog window.
Window.dialogTop The top edge of a modal or modeless dialog window.
Window.dialogWidth The width of a modal or modeless dialog window.
Window.disableExternalCapture() Part of the Netscape Navigator 4 event propagation complex.
Window.document A reference to the document object that is contained in the window.
Window.enableExternalCapture() Part of the Netscape Navigator 4 event propagation complex.
Window.event During event handling, MSIE stores a reference to an event object in this variable.
Window.execScript() Execute a script on behalf of a window.
Window.external Reference to an external object outside of the interpreter.
Window.find() This duplicates the behavior of the FIND button on the Netscape Navigator button bar.
Window.focus() Send a focus event to the window object.
Window.forward() Mimics the effect of the user clicking on the FORWARD button.
Window.frame This is another name for self and window.
Window.frameRate An indication of the frame rate for the current display.
Window.frames[] An array containing window objects, each one referring to the content of a frame within the window.
Window.handleEvent() Pass an event to the appropriate handler for the window.
Window.history This property returns a history object for this window.
Window.home() This duplicates the behavior of the HOME button on the Netscape Navigator button bar.
Window.innerHeight The height of the window inside the frame.
Window.innerWidth The width of the window inside the frame.
Window.java A reference to the Java package object that is the root of the 'java.*' packages tree.
Window.length The number of frames in the window.
Window.location A reference to the location object that represents the URL of the current window content.
Window.locationbar A reference to an object that represents the location bar.
Window.menubar A reference to an object that represents the menu bar.
Window.moveBy() Move the window by a specified distance.
Window.moveTo() Move the window to a specific location.
Window.name The name of the window either from the <FRAME> tag, the Window.open() method call or an assignment to this property.
Window.navigate() Load a new URL into the window.
Window.navigator A reference to a navigator object that describes the browser.
Window.netscape A reference to the Java package object that is the root of the 'netscape.*' Packages tree.
Window.offscreenBuffering A property that controls off-screen buffering effects.
Window.onblur This is called when the window loses input focus.
Window.ondragdrop This event handler is called when an object is dropped into the browser window.
Window.onerror A reference to an error event handler for this window object.
Window.onfocus This event handler is called when a window gains the input focus.
Window.onload A reference to a loading completed event handler for this window object.
Window.onmove This event handler is called when a window is moved.
Window.onresize A reference to a resized window event handler for this window object.
Window.onunload This event handler is called when a document is cleared from a window.
Window.open() A means of creating new windows under script control.
Window.opener A reference to the window that contained the link that opened this one.
Window.outerHeight The height of the window including the frame.
Window.outerWidth The width of the window including the frame.
Window.Packages A top level JavaPackage object that is the root of a tree of Java packages.
Window.pageXOffset The amount that a window has been scrolled to the right.
Window.pageYOffset The amount that a window has been scrolled downwards.
Window.parent A reference to the parent window in a framed pane.
Window.personalbar A reference to an object that represents the personal preferences bar.
Window.pkcs11 A hitherto undocumented property of a Netscape Navigator Window object.
Window.print() This duplicates the behavior of the Print button on the Netscape Navigator or MSIE button bar.
Window.prompt() Present a text input prompt box.
Window.releaseEvents() Part of the Netscape Navigator 4 event propagation complex.
Window.resizeBy() Resize the window by a specified amount.
Window.resizeTo() Resize the window to specified dimensions.
Window.returnValue The return value for a modal dialog window.
Window.routeEvent() Part of the Netscape Navigator 4 event propagation complex.
Window.screen A reference to a screen object that the window is being displayed in.
Window.screenLeft The left edge of the screen.
Window.screenTop The top edge of the screen.
Window.screenX The X coordinate of the window within the screen display.
Window.screenY The Y coordinate of the window within the screen display.
Window.scroll() This is equivalent to the scrollTo() method but has been retained for backwards compatibility.
Window.scrollbars A reference to an object that represents the scroll bar.
Window.scrollBy() Scroll the document in the window by a specific amount.
Window.scrollTo() Scroll the document in the window to a specific location.
Window.secure A flag indicating that a window was loaded from a secure source.
Window.self A reference to the window itself.
Window.setHotkeys() Activate or deactivate keyboard shortcuts for this window.
Window.setInterval() Schedule a function to be executed at regular intervals.
Window.setResizable() Enable or inhibit the window resize capability.
Window.setTimeout() A timeout control method.
Window.setZOptions() Define the window stacking behavior.
Window.showHelp() Display the help window.
Window.showModalDialog() Display a modal dialog.
Window.showModelessDialog() Display a modeless dialog window.
Window.sidebar A reference to an object that represents the sidebar frame in Netscape 6.0.
Window.status A property containing the text displayed in the status bar.
Window.statusbar A reference to an object that represents the status bar.
Window.stop() This duplicates the behavior of the Stop button on the Netscape Navigator button bar.
Window.sun A reference to the Java package object that is the root of the 'sun.*' Packages tree.
Window.toolbar A reference to an object that represents the tool bar.
Window.top The topmost window in a framed hierarchy.
Window.window Another name for the self property.
Windows Script Host A scripting environment available on the Windows platform.
with ... Adds an object to the front of the scope chain for use in the following block of script code.
WML Wireless Mark-up Language.
WScript Otherwise known as WMLScript or WAP Script - a variation of JavaScript for use in mobile devices.
WScript object An object that represents the object model of the WSH framework.
WScript.Application Access to the IDispatch interface for the object.
WScript.Arguments This returns a collection of argument items.
WScript.CreateObject() Creates an instance of an automation object.
WScript.DisconnectObject() Discards an object.
WScript.Echo() Echoes some output to the caller via standard output.
WScript.FullName The full path and name for the file being executed.
WScript.GetObject() Access an already existing object rather than creating a new one.
WScript.Name A human readable name for the script.
WScript.Network A reference to a network management object.
WScript.Path The path to the activating WSH executive.
WScript.Quit() Terminates the script and returns an error code.
WScript.ScriptFullName The full path and script name.
WScript.ScriptName A string containing the name of the script.
WScript.Sleep() Suspend the script execution for a while.
WScript.StdErr A write-only stream used for output.
WScript.StdIn A read-only stream used for input.
WScript.StdOut A write-only stream used for output.
WScript.Version A string containing the WSH version number.
WSH The object model used in Windows Script Host.
WSH Windows Script Host.
wysiwyg: Special URL method to handle page content when resized in Netscape Navigator.