Host environment (Definition)

The environment in which a JavaScript interpreter has been embedded.

The host environment is where the JavaScript interpreter lives.

Typically this might be a web browser, a web server back end, or an embedded implementation. There are other possibilities as well, limited only by the imagination of the software developers and their ingenuity in finding new ways to apply JavaScript.

JavaScript is usually interpreted. However, recent digital TV systems are deploying byte code compiled JavaScript and it is also being used in that way for mobile devices.

See also:<SCRIPT>, argc parameter, argv parameter, CGI Driven JavaScript, Desktop JavaScript, Embedded JavaScript, Environment, Execution environment, File extensions, Glue code, Host features, Implementation-defined behavior, main() function, PDF, Platform, Script execution, Shell Scripting with JavaScript, Web browser, WScript


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