Re: [Json] Last Call: <draft-ietf-jsonbis-rfc7159bis-03.txt> (The JavaScript Object Notation (JSON) Data Interchange Format) to Internet Standard

Matthew Miller <linuxwolf+ietf@outer-planes.net> Wed, 08 March 2017 17:02 UTC

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On 17/03/08 09:54, Julian Reschke wrote:
> On 2017-02-21 23:01, Barry Leiba wrote:
>> ...
> 
> Looking at
> <https://tools.ietf.org/rfcdiff?url2=draft-ietf-jsonbis-rfc7159bis-03.txt&url1=rfc7159>,
> I see:
> 
> "Section 15.2 has been updated to remove ECMA 404, update the version of
> ECMA-262, and refresh the errata list."
> 
> However, the ECMA-262 reference changes from
> 
>>    [ECMA-262] Ecma International, "ECMAScript Language Specification
>>               Edition 5.1", Standard ECMA-262, June 2011,
>>               <http://www.ecma-international.org/publications/standards/
>>               Ecma-262.htm>.
> 
> to
> 
>>    [ECMA-262]
>>               Ecma International, "ECMAScript Language Specification,
>>               Third Edition", Standard ECMA-262, December 1999,
>>               <http://www.ecma-international.org/publications/files/
>>               ECMA-ST-ARCH/
>>               ECMA-262,%203rd%20edition,%20December%201999.pdf>.
> 
> 
> ...which looks like a downgrade to me.
> 
> I believe this should be:
> 
>>    [ECMA-262]  Ecma International, "ECMAScript(R) 2016 Language
>>                Specification, 7th Edition", ECMA 262, June 2016,
>>                <https://www.ecma-international.org/ecma-262/7.0/>.
> 
> Best regards, Julian

Hello Julian,

the rationale for referencing third edition specifically is to give
evidence of the JSON's specification history.  Maybe the word "update"
is debatable here, but I think the reference itself is valid.


- m&m

Matthew A. Miller