[whatwg] JSON encoding

Ian Hickson ian at hixie.ch
Sun Nov 5 21:29:30 PST 2006

On Sat, 4 Nov 2006, Alfonso Baqueiro wrote:
> > 
> > Assuming the thread is about introducing a way to convert a JS object 
> > into a JSON representation, then I would encourage you to contact the 
> > ECMAScript committee. Adding features to JavaScript is out of scope 
> > for the WHATWG specs.
> Well, I think adding features to javascript is part of its own nature, 
> we can add features using the prototype without consulting any comitee, 
> thats powerfull and also could be a source imcopatibility between 
> libraries, consider the prototype.js library, it really extend the 
> language.

Sure. My point is that if we _are_ going to have a commitee be consulted 
on this, it should be the ECMAScript one, and not the WHATWG one.

On Sun, 5 Nov 2006, Paul Arzul wrote:
> this is getting a bit off topic, but it looks like he already has:
> "It is expected that these methods will formally become part of the 
> JavaScript Programming Language in the Fourth Edition of the ECMAScript 
> standard in 2007." <http://www.json.org/json.js>
> and it's in the draft spec: 
> <http://developer.mozilla.org/es4/spec/chapter_19_native_objects.html>

Cool. Definitely not a WHATWG issue then. :-)

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