Category: General
#530 Browser Issues Q. What is JavaScript? Why do I need it enabled?
  A. JavaScript is a scripting language developed to enable Web authors to design interactive sites. It is compatible with most modern browsers including:
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer
  • Mozilla Firefox
  • Google Chrome
  • Safari
JavaScript shares features and structures of the full Java language, but was developed independently. It can interact with HTML source code, which enables dynamic content. JavaScript is endorsed by a number of software companies, and is an open language that anyone can use without purchasing a license.

Many of the features of WhatIfSports.com require a JavaScript-enabled browser. You can download the latest version of Internet Explorer by clicking here.

How do I verify Javascript is on in my browser?

Internet Explorer
  • Select Tools | Internet Options menu item from the main menu.
  • Change to the Security tab at the top of the Internet Options window that pops up.
  • From the list of zones at the top of the Security options select the Internet icon.
  • Select the button near the bottom that reads Custom Level.
  • In the new window that pops up, scroll down to the item that reads Active Scripting.
  • Select the option marked Enable. Press OK button on each open window to finish.

Mozilla Firefox
  • Select Tools | Options... from the main menu.
  • Select Content button from the top row of options.
  • Select "Enable JavaScript." (You do not need to enable Java, but it is OK if you do.)

Google Chrome
  • On Windows/Linux: Select Options from the "Wrench" graphic icon menu on the upper/right side of the Google Chrome window.
  • On Mac OS X: Select Preferences from the Chrome menu.
  • Select the Under the Hood tab.
  • Click the Content settings... button underneath the Privacy area.
  • Select the JavaScript tab.
  • Select "Allow all sites to run JavaScript (recommended)" option.
  • Optionally: Click the Exceptions... button to control which sites can or cannot use JavaScript.

  • Select Preferences from the Safari menu (on Mac OS) or the Edit menu (on Windows).
  • Select Security tab at the top.
  • Make sure "Enable JavaScript" is checked.

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