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Jan142009

Updated Getter/Setter Syntax in IE8 RC 1

This post describe a significant recent event in the evolution of one web standard in Internet Explorer 8. I think this post offers a unique view into the complexity involved in responding to changes in web standards during development, as well as a great forum to announce the change in the upcoming release candidate, which not only have a high-quality DOM prototypes implementation, but we’ve been able to change the getter/setter implementation to follow the draft ECMAScript 3.1 standard. While our JavaScript engine and DOM won’t have support for all of the ECMAScript 3.1 enhancements in this release, it does mean that web developer code written to add getters and setters to the DOM in Internet Explorer 8 will continue to work now and into the future, since that code will be based on web-standards.

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