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Why does java-javascript slow down web browsing after being activated just once while surfing?


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November 12, 2008 4:15AM

This would depend on the web browser that you use. Most will assume that if you need to load Java once that you will need it again in the near future, and so will not unload it. This means that if you open a Java applet in a web page just once, you'll probably have Java running in the background sucking up some of your memory until you restart the browser. Note that Java and JavaScript are completely different things. JavaScript engine itself will not slow down the browser, but turning it off may make some pages appear faster since no scripts will be executed. Some important functionality may be missing, though.