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Re: Final JS import - success!

From: Max Polk <maxpolk@gmail.com>
Date: Sun, 02 Feb 2014 09:15:40 -0500
Message-ID: <52EE530C.1070602@gmail.com>
To: Ric <ric@webplatform.com>, Eliot Graff <Eliot.Graff@microsoft.com>
CC: "public-webplatform@w3.org" <public-webplatform@w3.org>
On 2/1/2014 7:37 PM, Ric wrote:
> Looks great!
> I have a question - I was reviewing the docs import and noticed an object I had not seen before - the DataView.  Upon research, I found the browsers I support do not have this defined.
> Are there plans to add/merge a compatibility chart, such as on Mozilla?
> https://developer.mozilla.org/en-US/docs/Web/API/DataView

For this project we also thought about which ECMAScript version to base 
the reference documentation upon.  So at:

We wrote: "The version of JavaScript documented will initially be based 
on the ECMA-262 edition 5.1 standard of June 2011 
since it has the greatest browser conformance 

It referenced https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ECMAScript#Conformance_tests

We have a base version upon which www.webplatform.com/javascript is 
based on.  And there exists an ECMAScript conformance test suite to test 
browsers using that base version.

Knowing this, it doesn't seem wise to write our own conformance 
utilities and tests, based on *whatever pages* people happen to throw 
into webplatform docs /javascript, but rather, stick with the 5.1 
ECMAScript version as planned, and then take advantage of the 
high-quality completed work of the ECMAScript conformance test suite.

Because we commit to a standard version, we can take advantage of the 
standard version tools that already exist.  Permit anything to be thrown 
into the pot, and you lose that advantage.
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