Newly revised Section 10 for ES3.1.

Brendan Eich brendan at
Thu Jul 10 00:09:45 PDT 2008

On Jul 10, 2008, at 12:02 AM, Maciej Stachowiak wrote:

> I do not believe that ECMA has the "two interoperable implementations"
> rule that the IETF and W3C have, but since ECMAScript is a standard of
> equal important to the Web, I think we should adopt this rule for any
> future edition of ECMAScript.

Agreed -- I've been saying this, and I'm trying to line up at four  
non-reference ES4 implementation efforts.

> Such a rule is needed precisely to avoid
> such casual breakage relative to Web reality. Can we make that a
> binding TC39 resolution?

It's really up to the TC. Ecma does not have a rule (the w3c has  
broken its own rule, as you know). The binding part is the honor  
system, not words on paper -- as with any resolution.


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