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"Javascript hijacking"

I believe "Javascript hijacking" is no longer in use. The standardized term for this exploit is now XSSI (Cross site script inclusion). This is a variation of CSRF that is described so we should probably create an article specifically for XSSI, link to it here and in the CSRF article.

(BTW: XSSI is also a term for extended server-side includes, so YMMV on whether the current terminology is better/worse than Javascript hijacking. In any case we probably should have a separate page for one of the other as the description here is rather spartan.)

- tychay (tchay@wikimedia) (talk)

Implicit and explicit delegation

I see that we have a new section called 'Implicit and Explicit Delegation'. I have used JavaScript for some years and I understand barely a word of this new material. I also see that where it is referenced, it cites a Wordpress blog. If other editors agree that this is valid and WP:DUE article content, can someone also bring all the title capitalisation, word spacing and so on into line with WP:MoS?

Important information missing

There should be a subheading of level 2 about the action JavaScript does on certain web pages even when it's not installed on your computer. For example, in some web pages, before an image loads, it appears as a Java logo. Blackbombchu (talk) 02:12, 13 November 2013 (UTC)

There should also be a section Fake JavaScript download and under it should list the Java update virus. Blackbombchu (talk) 23:33, 13 November 2013 (UTC)
Java and JavaScript are not related, so I don't know what you're suggesting. --Golbez (talk) 20:50, 14 November 2013 (UTC)

ECMAScript standard

Concerning the following line from the article:

"A fourth edition of the ECMAScript standard was not released and does not exist. Fifth edition of the Ecmascript standard was released in December 2009."

This line, apart from its syntactic issues, needs clarification. What is meant by "does not exist"? According to this page from the official ECMAScript web site, a would-be fourth edition was under development at one time but was never completed. Vikingurinn (talk) 21:41, 8 December 2013 (UTC)

Appears fixed now. Rp (talk) 15:34, 9 December 2013 (UTC)

Claim of most used program

The second paragraph contains the claim: "It has become the most commonly used program in server-side programming, game development and the creation of desktop applications" I highly doubt this, and I am tempted to just remove it. ComaVN (talk) 09:11, 21 February 2014 (UTC)

You would be correct. Per the w3techs.com report "Usage of server-side programming languages for websites", dated 28 February 2014, the claim is at least partially false. Per that report, JavaScript accounts for less than 1% of all server-side languages. 1 opticsnake (talk) 21:31, 28 February 2014 (UTC)

Version History seems a little inaccurate

Generators and iterators were Mozilla-specific extensions not meant to be a part of the official standard, and were only first introduced in the ECMAScript Harmony draft as part of the core syntax. Also, the Mozilla-specific syntax is different in its entirety. I don't exactly have the time to track all the links down, but this is coming straight from the Mozilla Developer Network website. Poke around there (great search is for generators and iterators), and you will find plenty of evidence for why that table is incorrect. impinball (talk) 04:32, 9 April 2014 (UTC)
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