Platform (Definition)

An environment is built to run on a platform that describes an OS and a hardware configuration.

JavaScript is becoming available on a variety of platforms:

Each of these uses JavaScript in a different way, although the core interpreted functionality is the same. Generally the differences will be in the area of the object model they support as part of the host environment. This is added to the core object model defined in the ECMA standard.

See also:CGI Driven JavaScript, Desktop JavaScript, Embedded JavaScript, File extensions, Host environment, iCab, Internet Explorer, Netscape , OpenTV, Opera, PDF, Script execution, Shell Scripting with JavaScript, Web browser, WebTV, WScript


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