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JScript is a scripting language developed by Microsoft that is largely similar to JavaScript. It was developed around the same time as JavaScript (in the mid-1990s) and is also a dialect of ECMAScript, just like JavaScript.

JScript is embedded within Microsoft’s Internet Explorer web browser and is designed to be platform-independent. It allows for the development of interactive web pages and web applications, offering capabilities such as form validation, user interaction, and dynamic content generation.

However, it’s important to note that despite the similarities between JScript and JavaScript, there are some differences in their functionality and implementation, primarily because they are developed by different companies (Microsoft and Netscape, respectively).

As of my knowledge cutoff in September 2021, the usage of JScript has significantly decreased in favor of more universally supported scripting languages like JavaScript. Developers generally prefer languages that work across all web browsers, and as a result, JScript is not as commonly used in modern web development.

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