ES3.1 Draft: 15 Jan 2009 "MountainView" version available

Anne van Kesteren annevk at
Thu Jan 15 09:43:17 PST 2009

On Thu, 15 Jan 2009 18:40:29 +0100, Alex Russell <alex at>  
> On Jan 15, 2009, at 7:25 AM, Anne van Kesteren wrote:
>> FWIW, it seems there is a mismatch between the draft and what Internet  
>> Explorer 8 appears to be shipping or maybe I am misunderstanding  
>> something.
>> That is, section 8.10.5 uses "get" and "set" as keywords where Internet  
>> Explorer 8 uses "getter" and "setter" according to its documentation.
>> (Section 11.1.5 pretty much has to use "get" and "set" because of three  
>> shipping implementations.)
> ES3.1 isn't settled yet, but surely using the terminology from what will  
> be the next JS spec seems best...and in this case that's what MSFT did,  
> I think rightly. It is super annoying that they didn't include the  
> get/set aliases for compat, thought.

Your comment confuses me, but it seems the MSDN documentation was wrong  
and IE8 will use "get" and "set" as per the latest draft, so all is fine.

Anne van Kesteren

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