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Re: [Y-Mail] java vs javascipt ?/alternatives/Classic Yahoo Mail Surrogates out there, was new Ya

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  • Shal Farley
    adds, ... In short: Yahoo Mail does not use Java. Not in any version. The new Yahoo Mail uses JavaScript to make the web pages and the controls on the pages
    Message 1 of 51 , Apr 26, 2013

      > what is the difference between java and javascript please ?

      In short:

      Yahoo Mail does not use Java. Not in any version.

      The new Yahoo Mail uses JavaScript to make the web pages and the controls on the pages dynamic (interactive). Yahoo Mail Classic (and its replacement) do not use JavaScript.

      Technically speaking:

      Java is a general purpose programming language (and a runtime environment for programs written in that language) promoted by Oracle corporation. It can be used as a browser plug-in and executes in the plug-in as well as in the installed runtime component.

      JavaScript is a programming language for creating dynamic HTML pages. It is built into and executes within modern browsers. It is used by most web sites to provide user interaction on the page without reloading.

      > java keeps asking to update and i have ignored for a long long time.

      That's a *very bad idea*: Java has been a major source of exploit vulnerabilities. Those who need it should keep up with the security patches as quickly as possible.

      Those who don't need it (and that's nearly all of us) should un-install it. In Windows you can un-install it via the Control Panel ("Add/Remove Programs" in XP, "Programs and Features" in 7).

      -- Shal
    • adeomus ********
      thank you so much, very much appreciated !! adds That is the way , he said. But there are no stairs , I cried. You must throw yourself in , he replied.
      Message 51 of 51 , May 9, 2013

        thank you so much, very much appreciated !!

        "That is the way", he said. "But there are no stairs", I cried.
        "You must throw yourself in", he replied. 'There is no other way. "

        -- George MacDonald

        --- On Wed, 5/8/13, Shal Farley <shal@...> wrote:

        From: Shal Farley <shal@...>
        Subject: Re: [Y-Mail] " HTML-only ("basic") version of Yahoo Mail"?//alternatives/Classic Yahoo Mail Surrogates
        To: Y-Mail@yahoogroups.com
        Received: Wednesday, May 8, 2013, 12:42 AM


        > what does the " HTML-only ("basic") version of Yahoo Mail" entail ??

        It would be like Classic in that there would be no reliance on JavaScript to create interactive elements in the user interface. This allows the HTML-only version to work with very old browsers, or browsers where the user has deliberately disabled JavaScript.

        > does that mean no images/ fonts/ colors ?

        No, it has nothing to do with the message content.

        The differences would be in things like the re-sizeable preview pane in the regular version that wouldn't be practical without JavaScript. The key is that JavaScript allows interaction that is faster and smoother because it is handled in the browser rather than by reloading the page from the server.

        -- Shal


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