At the end of 1995, Microsoft faced a competitive threat, and the Internet Explorer project was launched in an attempt to combat the new Netscape platform.
Thus, Microsoft was the main competitor, Netscape was forced to respond.
- Secondly, they decide to cooperate with Sun in order to break the monopoly on the Microsoft market.
As a result, the Netscape / Sun partnership resulted in sun acquiring the use of a competitive browser. Netscape, in turn, has found a powerful ally against Microsoft.
The basis of the purpose of their union was to exclude Microsoft from the market, being the official browser of the highly reputed platform that was Java.
- automatic addition of semicolons (ASI);
- automatic enforcement when using joint operators such as "==»;
- no classes;
- no special modulation capability;
- the lack of OOP;