Versioning Language Features in JScript

With Internet Explorer 8 we introduced several new JScript language features including native JSON support and accessor methods for Mutable DOM prototypes. Of course, any new language feature introduces compatibility risk and one of the main pieces of feedback we received was that we needed to provide a smart way for developers to opt in…

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A Major Milestone in JavaScript Standardization

In the world of web standards, JavaScript is known as ECMAScript and maintenance of its definition is the responsibility of the Ecma International standards organization.  The ECMAScript standard was last updated in 1999, so it is quite significant that Ecma has announced that it has completed development of a revised ECMAScript specification and is releasing…

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