ES4 implementation process, teams, and meetings

Geoffrey Garen ggaren at
Thu Feb 21 12:48:31 PST 2008

>> I'd like Apple and the WebKit project to get involved with ES4
>> implementation. But right now, as far as I can tell, there isn't a
>> written record for any of ES4's features that I could point an
>> engineer to and say "implement this".
> There's certainly no such spec, or you would be a passive observer  
> of a standardization process that was all but done. That's not  
> reality, and it arguably is not what you should want -- Apple people  
> could be valued peers in the remaining work on ES4.
> If you want to be passive implementors of a finished spec, then wait  
> till next year.

I know that I, at least, don't want to be a passive implementor of a  
finished spec. I want to be an active contributor to a spec in progress.

However, since there is no spec -- at least, not one I can lay my  
hands on -- I'll have to wait until the "people in the know" finish  
their implementations and then write a spec. That's OK with me, I  
guess, but it seems to bar collaboration in the short term.

Once you've finished your implementation and written a spec about it,  
I hope you won't discount feedback by saying, "Well, our  
implementation is already done, and it's too late for major changes --  
why didn't you give us this feedback earlier?"


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