ECMA 404(JSON) and ECMAScript will be ISO standards
azu Oct 16 '17
De facto standard and De jure standard
ECMA 404(JSON) and ECMA 262(ECMAScript) are called De facto standard.
By contrast, ISO standard is called De jure standard.
Two types of Standards
Defacto Standards (Private requirement)
Standards developed by a private company which are used widely as a result of the choices of consumers
De-jure Standards (Public requirement)
Standards registered at a recognized standards organization such as ITU, IEC, ISO, etc
Defacto Standards vs Dejure Standards - Harada.pdf
De jure standard of JSON
Recently, Ecma submit ECMA 404(JSON) specification to ISO/IEC JTC 1.
- 11. ECMA404 (JSON) ISO fast-track. Review/approve disposition of comments responses and 404 2nd edition draft.
This means that ECMA 404 will be ISO standards if ISO/IEC JTC 1 member accept it. ISO/IEC 21778 is ISO version of ECMA 404(JSON).
Current status of ISO/IEC 21778 is FDIS(Final Draft International Standards). FDIS is final process on voting the specification.
For more details about the process, see International harmonized stage codes.
Is there ISO version of ECMAScript?
ECMA-414 ECMAScript Specification Suite is very hacky specification. The spec has only 3 pages!
ECMA-414 is just collection of spec links.
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