Glow (JavaScript library)

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Glow
Glow logo.png
Developer(s) BBC
Discontinued 1.7.7 / July 7, 2011 (2011-07-07)
Development status Discontinued
Written in JavaScript
Operating system Cross-platform (JavaScript)
Type JavaScript library
License Apache License
Website http://www.bbc.co.uk/glow/

Glow is an open-source JavaScript library created by the BBC. Development on Glow began in 2007,[1] and it was publicly released under an Apache License in July 2009.[2]

The rationale for the development of the library, as opposed to using other libraries such as jQuery or YUI, was to meet the BBC's stated targets for cross-browser compatibility (particularly Safari 1.3)[3] that are of particular use in creating a website that uses data that corresponds to times, for example broadcast metadata.

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