JavaScript is Java-like code that is placed within an HTML document. It is interpreted by the web browser (at least by any web browser that is capable of handling in) and is commonly used to provide various enhancements to web pages.

See the main CIS department web page below for an example. It uses JavaScript to change the image of each button when the mouse passes over it. To learn how the example works, use View Source in your web browser. For a detailed explanation of a similar JavaScript example, see the student report on JavaScript listed below.

Maintained by: Br. David Carlson
Last updated: 08/11/2002