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There is a common misconception that Java Script was influenced by an earlier Web page scripting language developed by Nombas named Cmm (not to be confused with the later C-- created in 1997).
Microsoft script technologies including VBScript and JScript were released in 1996.
It has an API for working with text, arrays, dates, regular expressions, and basic manipulation of the DOM, but the language itself does not include any I/O, such as networking, storage, or graphics facilities, relying for these upon the host environment in which it is embedded.
Initially only implemented client-side in web browsers, Java Script engines are now embedded in many other types of host software, including server-side in web servers and databases, and in non-web programs such as word processors and PDF software, and in runtime environments that make Java Script available for writing mobile and desktop applications, including desktop widgets.
After allegedly failing to reach an agreement with Netscape over a division of the browser market, Microsoft went over to the attack.
Its own browser, Internet Explorer, came bundled with the Windows 95 operating system, and subsequent upgrades of IE were offered for free.
In 1994, a company called Mosaic Communications was founded in Mountain View, California and employed many of the original NCSA Mosaic authors to create Mosaic Netscape.
However, it intentionally shared no code with NCSA Mosaic.
The internal codename for the company's browser was Mozilla, which stood for "Mosaic killer", as the company's goal was to displace NCSA Mosaic as the world's number one web browser.