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What’s the difference between JavaScript and JScript?

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  • Difficulty Level : Basic
  • Last Updated : 10 May, 2021

JavaScript: JavaScript is a programming language which is commonly used in wed development. Its code is only run in web browser.JavaScript is one of the core technologies of world wide web along with HTML and CSS. JavaScript was designed by Brendan Eich and it was first appeared in 4 December 1995. 

JScript: JScript is same of JavaScript as JScript was the variant of Microsoft’s JavaScript. JScript was named so for it implementation because Microsoft wanted to avoid trademark issues as trademark of JavaScript is Oracle Corporation. 

Differences between JavaScript and JScript:

Type and Trademark:

  • JavaScript: It is a scripting language whose trademark is Oracle Corporation.
  • JScript: It is also a scripting language but owned by Microsoft.

Active Content Creation:

  • JavaScript: It does not support active content creation.
  • JSCript: It can create active online content for WWW.

Browsers Compatibility:

  • JavaScript: One need to handle multiple browser compatibility by writing code
  • JScript: It’s only support Microsoft Internet Explorer.


  • JavaScript: It’s code only run in web browser.
  • JScript: It’s code run in microsoft browser.

Object Access:

  • JavaScript: It cannot access web browser objects.
  • JScript: It can access objects of microsoft browser.


  • JavaScript: JavaScript is popular language because it is executed in any browser.
  • JScript: JScript is not popular language because it limited to internet explorer.

Note: There are few similarities exist between JavaScript and JScript. Both of them can used on Client Side and  performance is fast enough.

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