Initial ECMA formated ES5 draft available

Allen Wirfs-Brock Allen.Wirfs-Brock at
Tue Aug 25 15:08:23 PDT 2009

It also screws up Word's internal on-screen navigation index. It must be some Word oddity because when I fix the overt symptom the problem returns after I save and reload. I'm working on it ...

Thanks, for pointing out that the problem shows up in the PDF.  I agree that this makes it more serious.


>-----Original Message-----
>From: Jim Blandy [mailto:jimb at]
>Sent: Tuesday, August 25, 2009 11:40 AM
>To: Mark S. Miller
>Cc: Allen Wirfs-Brock; es-discuss; es5-discuss at
>Subject: Re: Initial ECMA formated ES5 draft available
>When I view the formatted draft as a PDF file, the PDF index includes a
>lot of junk entries.  I've attached a screenshot showing the index on
>the left.  The highlighted index entry is at the top level of the index
>tree, but it is the first word of the paragraph on the right page after
>Table 21, to the left of the image of the mouse pointer.  This looks
>like Word is deriving the index from formatting information and getting
>I hope we can clean this up.  Especially for large documents like
>standards, the PDF index is extremely valuable; I certainly can't
>imagine using, say, the C++ '89 standard, without a proper index.

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