Java Platform, Standard Edition Java Scripting Programmer's Guide
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This document provides an overview of the scripting features in Java Platform, Standard Edition (Java SE).


This document is intended for Java application programmers who want to execute code written in scripting languages. It is assumed that the you are familiar with Java and a version of the ECMAScript language standard (JavaScript).

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For more information, see the Java Scripting API (the javax.script package) specification at


The following text conventions are used in this document:

Convention Meaning
boldface Boldface type indicates graphical user interface elements associated with an action, or terms defined in text or the glossary.
italic Italic type indicates book titles, emphasis, or placeholder variables for which you supply particular values.
monospace Monospace type indicates commands within a paragraph, URLs, code in examples, text that appears on the screen, or text that you enter.

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