Announcing ES5.1, final draft

Allen Wirfs-Brock allen at
Tue Dec 21 09:14:09 PST 2010

The ES5.1 draft has been updated with corrections noted on this lists.  See  

Thanks to David and David-Sarah for careful reading.


On Dec 15, 2010, at 10:11 AM, Allen Wirfs-Brock wrote:

> The process for advancing ES5 from an Ecma standard to an ISO standard should be completed in early 2011.  The ISO edition of the specification incorporates a number of editorial and technical corrections including those listed in the current ES5 errata.
> In order to keep the ISO and Ecma specifications in strict alignment, TC39 is preparing a revision to the ES5 spec. whose content is identical to the ISO version. It also includes a new Annex F that lists the technically significant changes incorporated into the revision. This revision will be known as Ecma-262, Edition 5.1.  We'll probably just talk about it as ES5.1.
> The final draft is available from the wiki:  
> Note that the ISO version is currently frozen so the only changes  to the ES5.1 draft that can be considered at this time are the content of Annex F or any Ecma-spec boilerplate or formatting issues.
> There are a few ES5 issues that have been discovered subsequent to the ISO spec. freeze and there are undoubtably further errors to be discovered in these new editions.  I will start an ES5.1 errata to track such items.
> Allen
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