FYI: Ecma-404 approved and published

Simon Pieters simonp at
Tue Oct 8 13:41:22 PDT 2013

On Tue, 08 Oct 2013 22:19:52 +0200, Rick Waldron <waldron.rick at>  

> On Tue, Oct 8, 2013 at 4:10 PM, Mathias Bynens <mathias at> wrote:
>> On 8 Oct 2013, at 19:59, Allen Wirfs-Brock <allen at>  
>> wrote:
>> > The Ecma General Assembly has approved by letter ballot Ecma-404: THE
>> JSON Data Interchange Formal
>> > See
>> As for Unicode, it explicitly refers to Unicode 6.2.0, even though  
>> version
>> 6.3.0 was released last week.
> The document was written in July, which was before last week.

The document says

The following referenced documents are indispensable for the application  
of this document. For dated references, only the edition cited applies.  
For undated references, the latest edition of the referenced document  
(including any amendments) applies.

ISO/IEC 10646:2012, Information Technology – Universal Coded Character Set  

The Unicode Consortium. The Unicode Standard, Version 6.2.0, (Mountain  
View, CA: The Unicode
Consortium, 2012. ISBN 978-1-936213-07-8)

AFAICT it's a dated reference, so only 6.2.0 applies. Was there a reason  
to not use an undated reference, i.e. latest Unicode?

Simon Pieters
Opera Software

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