- The “We need scripting for web pages” phase. (Netscape)
- The “We should standardize this” phase. (ECMAScript)
For proof, look at the work that’s being done by the different browser vendors:
- Apple is working on Webkit/Safari 3 (Revamped JS Engine)
- Opera is releasing a new JS Engine in Opera 9.5 (New features and speed improvements)
- Microsoft is working on Internet Explorer 8.0 (A bunch of new JS work)
Specifically, two projects have really stood out as having a lot of potential.