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<!-- is a line comment (same as //)
 
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In JScript, the following are ignored if they are at the end of the script (i.e. just followed by whitespace lines): either (1) a line that starts with just whitespace and comments and consists of "-->" followed by anything except new lines and finally followed by another "-->", or (2) one or two lines that start with just whitespace and comments and consist of just "-->". --> at the end of the last line of the script causes the line to be ignored unless the "-->" occurs within a comment.
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In JScript, the following are ignored if they are at the end of the script (i.e. just followed by whitespace lines): either (1) a line that starts with just whitespace and comments and consists of "-->" followed by anything except new lines and finally followed by another "-->", or (2) one or two lines that start with just whitespace and comments and consist of just "-->". --> at the end of the last line of the script causes the line to be ignored unless the "-->" occurs within a comment. The last non-whitespace line of the script is ignored if it ends with "-->" and doesn't contain "//" or "<!--".
  
In Futhark, the following is ignored if it is at the end of the script (i.e. just followed by whitespace lines): a line that starts with just whitespace and comments and consists of "-->", and <em>optionally</em> followed by anything except new lines and finally followed by another "-->". Moreover, a script can end with an open multiline comment if it ends with "-->" on the same line.
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In Futhark, the following is ignored if it is at the end of the script (i.e. just followed by whitespace lines): a line that starts with just whitespace and comments and consists of "-->", and <em>optionally</em> followed by anything except new lines and finally followed by another "-->". Moreover, a script can end with an open multiline comment if it ends with "-->" on the same line. The last non-whitespace line of the script is ignored if it ends with "-->" and doesn't contain "//"<!-- or "&lt;!--"-->.
  
 
In SpiderMonkey, "-->" on any line that starts with just whitespace and comments is treated as a line comment (same as //). (Also, ;version=1.6, 1.7 or 1.8 or ;e4x=1 enables E4X &lt;!-- --> comments.)
 
In SpiderMonkey, "-->" on any line that starts with just whitespace and comments is treated as a line comment (same as //). (Also, ;version=1.6, 1.7 or 1.8 or ;e4x=1 enables E4X &lt;!-- --> comments.)

Revision as of 15:23, 5 June 2009

This page is for documenting the differences between the ES5 draft and the requirements for ECMAScript implementations in web browsers.

Identifiers

(this is very rough)

Identifiers containing escape sequences are not equivalent to fully unescaped identifiers in the case that, after fully unescaping identifier, it is a ReservedWord. In particular it is possible to create Identifiers that unescape to a reserved word so long as at least one character is fully escaped. Subsequent use of such identifiers must also have at least one character escaped (otherwise the reserved word will be used instead) but it need not be the same character(s) as that originally used to create the identifier.

15.5.4 Properties of the String Prototype Object

Several extra methods are found on String.prototype for wrapping text in HTML elements (these are all generic; the this value need not be a String object):

Algorithm ToHTMLTag(tag_name, content, attribute_name, attribute_value):

  1. if attribute_name is undefined return "<" + tag_name + ">" + content + "</" + tag_name + ">"
  2. otherwise return "<" + tag_name + " " + attribute_name + "=\"" + attribute_value + "\">" + content + "</" + tag_name + ">"

String.prototype.anchor(name)

  1. Let content be ToString(this)
  2. Let n be ToString(name)
  3. Return ToHTMLTag("a", content, "name", n)

String.prototype.big()

  1. Let content be ToString(this)
  2. Return ToHTMLTag("big", content)

String.prototype.blink()

  1. Let content be ToString(this)
  2. Return ToHTMLTag("blink", content)

String.prototype.bold()

  1. Let content be ToString(this)
  2. Return ToHTMLTag("b", content)

String.prototype.fixed()

  1. Let content be ToString(this)
  2. Return ToHTMLTag("tt", content)

String.prototype.fontcolor(color)

  1. Let content be ToString(this)
  2. Let attribute_value be ToString(color)
  3. Return ToHTMLTag("font", content, "color", attribute_value)

String.prototype.fontsize(size)

  1. Let content be ToString(this)
  2. Let attribute_value be ToString(size)
  3. Return ToHTMLTag("font", content, "size", attribute_value)

String.prototype.italics()

  1. Let content be ToString(this)
  2. Return ToHTMLTag("i", content)

String.prototype.link(href)

  1. Let content be ToString(this)
  2. Let attribute_value be ToString(href)
  3. Return ToHTMLTag("a", content, "href", attribute_value)

String.prototype.small()

  1. Let content be ToString(this)
  2. Return ToHTMLTag("small", content)

String.prototype.strike()

  1. Let content be ToString(this)
  2. Return ToHTMLTag("strike", content)

String.prototype.sub()

  1. Let content be ToString(this)
  2. Return ToHTMLTag("sub", content)

String.prototype.sup()

  1. Let content be ToString(this)
  2. Return ToHTMLTag("sup", content)

RegExp

After a regep is executed the RegExp constructor object has properties $1...$9 which are assigned the values of the first 9 match groups from the previous regexp. (more detail here)

Date

15.9.4.3 Date.UTC

When called with fewer than 2 arguments Date.UTC must return NaN.

Global scope

ES3.1 claims the global scope "this" is the same as the global object, which is not always true in HTML5.

Eval

Use of eval not called "eval". Shoud work but implementations differ on the scope (Spidermonkey first tries global and then local if the object as not found globally, JScript uses local scope, others use global scope), may not have strong compat requirements

eval.apply(this, code) should work but scope again varies when "this" is not the global object

eval.apply({}, code) should throw EvalError

Date Parsing

TODO:This is a mess

HTML comments

<!-- is a line comment (same as //)

In JScript, the following are ignored if they are at the end of the script (i.e. just followed by whitespace lines): either (1) a line that starts with just whitespace and comments and consists of "-->" followed by anything except new lines and finally followed by another "-->", or (2) one or two lines that start with just whitespace and comments and consist of just "-->". --> at the end of the last line of the script causes the line to be ignored unless the "-->" occurs within a comment. The last non-whitespace line of the script is ignored if it ends with "-->" and doesn't contain "//" or "<!--".

In Futhark, the following is ignored if it is at the end of the script (i.e. just followed by whitespace lines): a line that starts with just whitespace and comments and consists of "-->", and optionally followed by anything except new lines and finally followed by another "-->". Moreover, a script can end with an open multiline comment if it ends with "-->" on the same line. The last non-whitespace line of the script is ignored if it ends with "-->" and doesn't contain "//".

In SpiderMonkey, "-->" on any line that starts with just whitespace and comments is treated as a line comment (same as //). (Also, ;version=1.6, 1.7 or 1.8 or ;e4x=1 enables E4X <!-- --> comments.)

In Nitro and V8, "-->" on any line that starts with just whitespace (but not comments) is treated as a line comment (same as //).

Stuff that needs a home

Enumeration of objects is in insertion order (but host property order compared to user defined property order does not seem to be significant)