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FAQ Topic - What is ECMAScript? (2008-10-02)

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http://www.ecma-international.org/pu...s/Ecma-262.htm

ECMAScript is the international standard for javascript. JScript
3.0 and JavaScript 1.2 (available with version 4. browsers) are
more or less ECMAScript compliant. In addition ECMA 327 defines
the Compact Profile of ECMAScript by describing the features from
ECMA 262 that may be omitted in some resource-constrained
environments. Note that ECMAScript did not attempt to standardize
the document object model.

The current edition is ECMA-262, 3rd Edition. There is some
support for this edition in JScript 5.0 and JavaScript 1.3.
JScript 5.5 and JavaScript 1.5, in Netscape 6.1 and later, are
compliant (JavaScript 1.5 in Netscape 6 missed some methods).
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In comp.lang.javascript message <48***********************@news.sunsite.
dk>, Wed, 1 Oct 2008 23:00:04, FAQ server <ja********@dotinternet.be>
posted:
>ECMAScript is the international standard for javascript. JScript
The International Standard is ISO/IEC 16262. It is ECMA 3 with
corrections applied. Its PDF is, IMHO, more readable.

Try /via/ <http://standards.iso.org/ittf/Public...Standards/c033
835_ISO_IEC_16262_2002(E).zip>.

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Oct 2 '08 #2

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Dr J R Stockton wrote:
In comp.lang.javascript message <48***********************@news.sunsite.
dk>, Wed, 1 Oct 2008 23:00:04, FAQ server <ja********@dotinternet.be>
posted:
>ECMAScript is the international standard for javascript. JScript

The International Standard is ISO/IEC 16262. It is ECMA 3 with
corrections applied. Its PDF is, IMHO, more readable.

Try /via/ <http://standards.iso.org/ittf/Public...Standards/c033
835_ISO_IEC_16262_2002(E).zip>.
OK - but I think this should go in the resources section 3.2.

I've got to clean up the script a little so that I can write some code
to generate the <DLfor the resources.
Oct 3 '08 #3

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On Oct 2, 10:11 pm, Dr J R Stockton wrote:
Wed, 1 Oct 2008 23:00:04, FAQ server posted:
ECMAScript is the international standard for javascript. JScript

The International Standard is ISO/IEC 16262.
<snip>

The document, ISO/IEC 16262, is titled "Information technology -
ECMAScript language specification" so whichever document is referenced
the statement "ECMAScript is the international standard for
javascript" is true.
Oct 3 '08 #4

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Henry wrote:
On Oct 2, 10:11 pm, Dr J R Stockton wrote:
>Wed, 1 Oct 2008 23:00:04, FAQ server posted:
>>ECMAScript is the international standard for javascript. JScript
The International Standard is ISO/IEC 16262.
<snip>

The document, ISO/IEC 16262, is titled "Information technology -
ECMAScript language specification" so whichever document is referenced
the statement "ECMAScript is the international standard for
javascript" is true.
Even if ISO/IEC 16262 was titled differently, our dear Doctor still does not
seem to understand that ECMA-262 and so forth *are* international standards
issued by the *international* standardization body named Ecma
*International*, and that the `E' for `European' in its name is only of
historical relevance since several years.
PointedEars
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Oct 3 '08 #5

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Henry wrote:
On Oct 2, 10:11 pm, Dr J R Stockton wrote:
>Wed, 1 Oct 2008 23:00:04, FAQ server posted:
>>ECMAScript is the international standard for javascript. JScript
The International Standard is ISO/IEC 16262.
<snip>

The document, ISO/IEC 16262, is titled "Information technology -
ECMAScript language specification" so whichever document is referenced
the statement "ECMAScript is the international standard for
javascript" is true.
I have included the ISO document in the Resources section. Which
corrections have been applied? (I just skimmed through that document)
Oct 3 '08 #6

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In comp.lang.javascript message <48**************@PointedEars.de>, Fri,
3 Oct 2008 14:02:02, Thomas 'PointedEars' Lahn <Po*********@web.de>
posted:
>
Even if ISO/IEC 16262 was titled differently, our dear Doctor still does not
seem to understand that ECMA-262 and so forth *are* international standards
issued by the *international* standardization body named Ecma
*International*, and that the `E' for `European' in its name is only of
historical relevance since several years.
You can call yourself Pointed Reich International if you like. That
does not make you an International Authority, merely indicating
excessive ego.

ISO is *THE* International Standards body, recognised as such by all
though otherwise ignored as far as possible by the USA.

One must accept that your understanding of English is not what it would
have been if you had chosen your parent more carefully; but the current
FAQ wording, "ECMAScript is the international standard for javascript",
clearly asserts, to the literate, that it is in this respect unique. It
could only be, at best, *an* international standard, given that an ISO
one exists.

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Oct 3 '08 #7

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Dr J R Stockton wrote:
Thomas 'PointedEars' Lahn posted:
>Even if ISO/IEC 16262 was titled differently, our dear Doctor still
does not seem to understand that ECMA-262 and so forth *are*
international standards issued by the *international* standardization
body named Ecma *International*, and that the `E' for `European' in its
name is only of historical relevance since several years.

You can call yourself Pointed Reich International if you like. That does
not make you an International Authority, merely indicating excessive ego.
You have quite an unprocessed World War II trauma to deal with, yes?
ISO is *THE* International Standards body, recognised as such by all
though otherwise ignored as far as possible by the USA.
So what? The name there is ECMAScript, not ECMA-262.
One must accept that your understanding of English is not what it would
have been if you had chosen your parent more carefully; [...]
Sometimes I can eat as much as I have to vomit when reading your "articles".
but the current FAQ wording, "ECMAScript is the international standard
for javascript", clearly asserts, to the literate, that it is in this
respect unique.
And even if we adopted your weird interpretation, that statement would still
be correct.
It could only be, at best, *an* international standard, given that an ISO
one exists.
Since *you* do not accept ECMA-262 as an international standard, *for you*
that leaves only one international one, ISO/IEC 162626. Therefore, *for
you* the FAQ statement is correct. So exactly *you* protesting against the
FAQ wording is double nonsense.

You should get yourself a better logic module if you are to indulge yourself
in tetrapilotomy further.
PointedEars
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Oct 4 '08 #8

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In comp.lang.javascript message <gc**********@registered.motzarella.org>
, Fri, 3 Oct 2008 14:17:27, dhtml <dh**********@gmail.composted:
>Henry wrote:
>On Oct 2, 10:11 pm, Dr J R Stockton wrote:
>>Wed, 1 Oct 2008 23:00:04, FAQ server posted:

ECMAScript is the international standard for javascript. JScript
The International Standard is ISO/IEC 16262.
<snip>
The document, ISO/IEC 16262, is titled "Information technology -
ECMAScript language specification" so whichever document is referenced
the statement "ECMAScript is the international standard for
javascript" is true.

I have included the ISO document in the Resources section. Which
corrections have been applied? (I just skimmed through that document)

I've now backfilled some of my newsbase from another server.

I only recall that there is at least one correction. Presumably they
applied all that were known at the time.

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