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ActionScript Techniques

I don't know how many times I have seen the phrase “ActionScript is based on the ECMAScript-262 Specification" in Flash books. I don't understand why it is overlooked or not explored further. Flash ActionScript is not some home-grown proprietary language that has no standard of coding. It is an extension of the founding principles and ISO-standard processes of ECMAScript, the ECMAScript-262 Specification, Third Edition—December 1999, to be specific. Server-side ActionScript is extended from the efforts of Netscape Communication's server-side JavaScript 1.5 implementation, which in turn is fully compliant with ECMA-262, Third Edition.

How many of you have actually downloaded the papers associated with ECMA? If you are serious about developing Communication applications, then you must get into the minds of the Macromedia engineers that built it. To fully understand the power of the ActionScript language, download and print these documents, and then put them in a binder marked Flash ActionScript Reference:


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