The official specification is 2.47 MB (PDF file), and can be viewed at:
- The complete online HTML version at ELS5_HTML.htm is ~ 1.1 MB.
Note that the HTML version is one half the size of the PDF version.
Sections within the the complete HTML version can be linked to as follows:
- <a href="http://www.ecma262-5.com\ELS5_HTML.htm#Section_4">Section 4: Overview<a>
- <a href="http://www.ecma262-5.com\ELS5_HTML.htm#Section_11.2.4.htm">Argument Lists</a>
Individual linkable sections are also provided. This provides a less bandwidth intensive viewing solution.
You can create links to the individual sections like this:
- <a href="http://www.ecma262-5.com\ELS5_Annex_A.htm">Grammar Summary<a>
- <a href="http://www.ecma262-5.com\ELS5_Section_15.10.1.htm#Section_15.10.1">15.10.1 Patterns</a>
ELS5 zip files contain uncompressed, non-minified, raw source files:
Compatibility: ELS5_HTML.htm and the individual section .htm files render identically on the following browsers:
- Internet Explorer version 8 and up, Firefox version 3.63 and up,
- Opera version 10.53 and up, Safari 4.0.3 and up, Chrome 4.0.249 and up.
Earlier browsers have not been tested.
Validation: All HTML files validate perfectly as HTML 4.01 strict at validator.w3.org.
All CSS files validates perfectly as CSS 2.1 at CSS Validation Service. CSS Shadowing
Safari Users: Safari has a cache-related gzip bug which may prevent the site from being refreshed. As a result, avoid use of the F5 key, and the reload icon
in the address bar.